Moscow/Beijing: The European Union has offered free COVID-19 vaccines to China to help the country contain the rapid spread of the disease as Beijing prepares to end strict lockdown measures and open its borders.
Beijing: The fast-spreading COVID-19 infection in China is causing blood shortages across hospitals in various provinces in the nation, media reports said on Monday.
China's National Health Commission will stop releasing daily COVID-19 case figures for the country from Sunday, Reuters reported.
Beijing: China may have registered 37 million coronavirus cases in this week, making it the highest daily recorded so far, Bloomberg reported citing an estimate from the government's top health authority.
Beijing: Reuters reports that Chinese health regulators have authorized TCM medications, including the Lianhua-Qingwen capsules, for use by Covid patients despite a lack of valid clinical evidence.
Shanghai(China): The residents of China's business hub Shanghai are resorting to bartering as a prolonged lockdown has choked their access to daily necessities and essential commodities, media reports said.
Shanghai (China): People in China's financial hub Shanghai are struggling amid an acute scarcity of food, water and other necessities as the stringent Covid-19 restrictions continue, forcing the city of 26 million to stay indoors, media reports said.
Beijing: Beijing recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the last 18 months just ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics here.
Texas/UNI: A mother in the US was arrested after she reportedly locked her Covid positive son in a car boot to protect herself from the virus while going to a testing site, media reports said.
London/UNI/Xinhua: Another 633 Omicron cases have been confirmed in Britain, the biggest daily increase since the COVID-19 variant was detected in the country, taking the total cases found in the country to 1,898, British health authorities said Saturday.
Johannesburg: South Africa complained Saturday that it is being "punished" for detecting a new Covid-19 variant Omicron, media reports said.
Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: Germany recorded 33,949 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, which marks the highest daily number since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the country's health body in charge of coronavirus statistics.
Rome/UNI/Sputnik: The leaders of the G20 countries agreed on Sunday to take action to help boost the supply of vaccines and essential medical products and inputs in developing countries, according to the Rome summit's declaration obtained by Sputnik.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Russian diplomats, who are vaccinated with their country made coronavirus vaccine face discrimination in some countries, the country's Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.
Moscow/Sputnik: Russia confirmed a record high of 31,299 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up from 28,717 the day before, bringing the cumulative total to 7,892,980, the federal response center said on Thursday.