Tag Archives: Coronavirus

  • Japan and IOC deny that Olympics will be cancelled

    Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation, although the pledge looks unlikely to ease concern about holding the event during a pandemic. ...

  • Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

    US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. ...

  • Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

    A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective. ...

  • WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

    A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan Thursday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, although two members were barred from boarding a flight in Singapore after testing pos ...

  • India approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

    India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. ...

  • After a harrowing 2020, Asia tiptoes into the New Year

    As Asia says goodbye to 2020 - a tumultuous year that saw the planet roiled by a deadly pandemic - celebrations will be smaller, shorter and more muted amid fears of coronavirus flare-ups. ...

  • India finds six cases of virus variant, may extend UK flight ban

    India has found six cases of a more infectious strain of the coronavirus, which has prompted border closures around the world, in people arriving from Britain and will likely extend a flight ban to guard against it, officials said. ...

  • In Christmas message, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

    Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid-19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and individualism. ...

  • More infectious Coronavirus variant from South Africa found in UK

    A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday. ...

  • Nepal’s PM Oli says parliament had to be dissolved to end inaction

    Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said his decision to dissolve parliament was the only way to resolve disputes and non-cooperation in his party that have led to a “state of inaction”. ...