The government today (June 28, 2022) made it mandatory for people to wear masks whenever they go out of their houses to limit the transmission of coronavirus after the recent surge in cases.
The number of people killed by the coronavirus surged by more than 40% last week, likely due to changes in how Covid-19 deaths were reported across the Americas and by newly adjusted figures from India, according to a World Health Organization report released Wednesday.
The BA.2 subvariant of Omicron variant of the coronavirus was more prevalent between January 29 to February 18 in Dhaka city, finds a study.
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 home.
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.
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.