No COVID-19 restrictions for hundreds of thousands in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s

No COVID-19 restrictions for hundreds of thousands in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s

No COVID-19 restrictions for hundreds of thousands in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s – CBS News Watch CBS News In New York City, New Year’s Eve celebrations and crowds are returning after two years of scaled-back festivities. But the threat from COVID-19 is not gone. Charlie De Mar has more. Be the first … Read more

India to randomly test 2% of international travellers for COVID | The Express Tribune

India to randomly test 2% of international travellers for COVID | The Express Tribune

MUMBAI: India will start randomly testing 2% of international passengers arriving at its airports for COVID-19, Mansukh Mandaviya, the country’s health minister, told parliament on Thursday, as the country steps up surveillance for new coronavirus variants. “The global pandemic is not yet over.. The virus is changing its face from time to time,” Mandaviya told … Read more

WHO chief hopes COVID will no longer be emergency next year – SUCH TV

WHO chief hopes COVID will no longer be emergency next year – SUCH TV

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday he is “hopeful” that the COVID-19 pandemic will no longer be considered a global emergency some time next year. His comments at a briefing with media come as China dismantles its rigid “zero-COVID” policy and allows people to live with the virus, stirring concerns the … Read more

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

A pandemic prevention worker in a protective suit keeps watch at a residential compound after it was locked down as outbreaks of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue in Beijing, November 18, 2022.— Reuters BEIJING: Beijing shut parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday while more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19, as China fights a … Read more

Omicron subvariants resistant to key antibody treatments are increasing every week in the U.S.

Omicron subvariants resistant to key antibody treatments are increasing every week in the U.S.

Two omicron subvariants that are resistant to key antibody treatments are on the rise in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 now represent 27% of infections in the U.S., a significant jump from the week prior when they made up about 16% of … Read more

China deletes reports of 14-year-old girl’s death in COVID quarantine facility in Ruzhou

China deletes reports of 14-year-old girl’s death in COVID quarantine facility in Ruzhou

Beijing — Chinese censors on Friday scrubbed from the internet reports that a teenager had died in a quarantine facility after the case sparked anger and prompted citizens to question the country’s “zero-COVID” policy. China is the last major country committed to a zero-tolerance anti-coronavirus strategy, responding to dozens of outbreaks with lockdowns and sending … Read more

890,000 children to be vaccinated against typhoid | The Express Tribune

890,000 children to be vaccinated against typhoid | The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: As many as 896,724 children from the age of nine months to 15 years would be vaccinated under the 12-day anti-typhoid vaccination drive in Peshawar that would continue till October 15 in 52 urban union councils. During the vaccination drive, 633 outreach teams, 82 fixed teams and 30 mobile teams would administer the vaccine … Read more