November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

Existing vaccines likely protect against severe illness from Omicron: South African expert

Existing COVID-19 vaccines are probably effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalisation from the newly identified Omicron variant, a top South African infectious disease expert said on...

November 29, 2021
November 29, 2021

Patients with Omicron Covid-19 variant showing 'very mild' symptoms: South African doctor

A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at...

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

100% of UAE population received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Ministry

One hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates' population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the health ministry has said.

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

Bangladesh gets 17.9 lakh more Pfizer vaccines from US

Bangladesh today received another 17.90 lakh doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine from US under the COVAX facility.

November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021

Serum Institute resumes Covishield vaccine export

Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, today said it has resumed exports of its Covid-19 vaccine Covishield to low- and middle-income countries with the first...

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Indonesia bans holiday leaves to avoid Covid-19 surge

Indonesia has issued a ban on civil servants and workers in state-owned and private companies taking leave around Christmas and New Year, in a strong pre-emptive measure to avoid a Covid-19 flare-up.

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Covid vaccines reduce transmission of Delta variant by 40%: WHO

Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Pfizer says longtime employee leaving company stole Covid vaccine secrets

Pfizer Inc has sued a longtime employee for allegedly stealing "scores" of confidential documents, including some related to its COVID-19 vaccine, as she prepared to jump to a competitor.

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

US provides 1.8m Pfizer vaccines

The US has provided another 1.8 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. The American people have now donated a total of

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

France to announce new Covid-19 measures avoiding lockdown

France is set to announce new Covid-19 containment measures on Thursday (Nov 25) as infection rates surge nationwide, but does not plan a new lockdown like some other European Union countries.