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European Union offers free Covid vaccines to China

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.

Chinese provinces report blood shortages amid COVID-19 surge

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.

Amid massive Covid surge, China to stop reporting daily infection figures

China's National Health Commission will stop releasing daily COVID-19 case figures for the country from Sunday, Reuters reported.

China estimated to have reported 37 million Covid-19 cases in a single day this week: Report

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.

Political or scientific: China’s patriotic COVID-19 medication

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 residents resort to bartering as lockdown chokes daily need supplies

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.

China: Viral videos show Shanghai people in deep distress amid extreme food shortage as lockdown continues

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 registers highest COVID-19 cases in past 18 months ahead of Winter Olympics

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.

US: Mother held for locking son in car boot in Texas

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.

Another 633 Omicron cases identified in UK in biggest daily jump

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.

'Being punished for detecting new Covid strain': South Africa

Johannesburg: South Africa complained Saturday that it is being "punished" for detecting a new Covid-19 variant Omicron, media reports said.

Germany detects highest number of New Covid infections since start of Pandemic

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.

G20 leaders agree to take steps to boost Covid vaccine supply to developing nations

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.

Kremlin diplomats vaccinated with Russian shot face discrimination in some nations

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.

Russia confirms record 31,299 COVID cases in past 24 hours: Response center

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.