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Covid pandemic ‘most certainly not over’, warns WHO chief

The Covid-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over”, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned, despite a decline in reported cases...

Covid deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising, says WHO

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according...

China criticises ‘irresponsible’ WHO remarks on zero-Covid approach

China has defended sticking to its strict zero-Covid approach, calling critical remarks from the head of the World Health Organisation “irresponsible”. The response from the...

Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

Hong Kong has reopened beaches and pools in a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, while China’s capital Beijing has begun easing quarantine rules for overseas...

Beijing closes 10% of subway stations in bid to stem Covid spread

Beijing has closed around 10% of the stations in its vast subway system as an additional measure against the spread of coronavirus. The subway authority,...

China’s zero-Covid restrictions curb May 1 holiday travel

Many Chinese are marking a quiet May Day holiday this year as the government’s zero-Covid approach restricts travel and enforces lockdowns in multiple cities. All...

Beijing districts placed under lockdown as coronavirus cases mount

China’s capital began testing millions of residents and shutting down residential and business districts on Monday amid a new outbreak of Covid-19. While only 70...

Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid outbreak

Shanghai authorities have reported the first Covid-19 deaths during the latest outbreak in China’s biggest and wealthiest city. All three who died were elderly, had...

US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid Covid-19 surge

The US has ordered all non-emergency consular staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a tight lockdown to contain a surge in Covid-19 infections. The...

Germany may have to destroy millions of out-of-date Covid shots

Germany may have to discard three million doses of expired Covid-19 vaccine by the end of June. Health ministry spokesman Hanno Kautz told reporters in...

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