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Infections hit one million as Hong Kong struggles with fresh wave of Covid

Hong Kong’s total coronavirus infections exceeded one million and the number of related deaths topped those in mainland China, as the city grapples with...

Hong Kong leader says no fixed timeframe for mass testing as Covid deaths soar

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said reducing the rocketing number of deaths in the latest coronavirus surge is the city’s priority, putting a...

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears

Thousands of passengers are being held on a cruise ship in Hong Kong for coronavirus testing after health authorities said nine passengers were linked...

Hong Kong bans flights from UK for two weeks

Hong Kong authorities have announced a two-week ban on flights from the UK and seven other countries and held 2,500 passengers on a cruise...

Germany expecting surge of Omicron cases around New Year

Germany’s health minister said on Thursday that he expects a surge in coronavirus cases around New Year and that people will likely need a...

German air force to transfer Covid patients as hospitals run out of ICU beds

The German air force is to transfer intensive care patients as the government warned that the situation in the country is more serious than...

Russia announces record high coronavirus death toll for third day in a row

Russian authorities reported a record number of coronavirus deaths for the third day in a row. Russia’s state coronavirus task force reported 1,254 virus deaths,...

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, says WHO study

Only one in seven Covid-19 infections in Africa is being detected, meaning the continent’s estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to...

World Health Organisation reports drop in new coronavirus infections

Some four million coronavirus cases were reported globally last week, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), marking the first major drop in new...

India records 320,000 new cases as foreign help arrives

India recorded more than 320,000 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday as the country’s sinking health system started receiving much-needed support from foreign...

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