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.
New York: COVID-19 has “laid bare deep structural inequalities” everywhere, further widening a multitude of gaps, both within and between countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told a major urban policy event in South Korea on Thursday.
Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday he believed that US delegates in Geneva saw his point in the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificates.
Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country that recorded a severe COVID-19 pandemic, registered 80 new deaths due to Coronavirus and 3,436 new cases between 8am Friday and 8am on Saturday, media reports said.
Karachi: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flight Lieutenant Dr Mahnoor Farzand has died after suffering from COVID-19 here, media reports said.