COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe

As the pandemic seems to be slowing down and normalcy returning, the number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday. The WHO said there were 3.3 … Read more

COVID cases rise in SE. Asia, Middle East, Europe

As the pandemic seems to be slowing down and normalcy returning, the number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday. The WHO said there were 3.3 … Read more

COVID-19 origins still unclear but lab leak theory needs study: WHO

More than two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China and at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident may be to blame. That stance … Read more

Beijing ramps up COVID-19 quarantine, Shanghai defies uneven rules

Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID-19 outbreak as fresh signs of frustration emerged in the country’s financial hub Shanghai, where some bemoaned unfair curbs with the city of 25 million preparing to lift a prolonged lockdown in just over a week. Even as China’s drastic attempts to … Read more