Islamabad: Pakistan's Punjab government has decided to block the mobile SIM cards of people who refuse to get vaccinated against coronavirus, media reports said.
Washington/IBNS: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday directed the country's intelligence agencies to submit a report to him within the next three months finding if the novel coronavirus first surfaced in China from an animal source or emerged from a laboratory accident, an AFP report said.
Moscow/Sputnik: Nearly a half of Britons polled say they will consider quitting their job if their employers try to force them to go back into the office, a study conducted by the UK apartment sharing website SpareRoom has found.
Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has decided to close all schools from Wednesday as authorities have warned that new coronavirus strains like the one first detected in India were affecting more children in the city-state.
Singapore/IBNS: Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases, Singapore is all set to return to lockdown-like conditions for four weeks starting May 16 with a complete ban in dining-in.
London/Xinhua: Another 1,907 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,418,530, according to official figures released Saturday.
New Delhi/IBNS: The authorities in Italy sounded alarm after Indian variant of coronavirus was discovered in a father and daughter who returned from India and similar cases have been reported from other parts of the world, including U.K., Japan, Fiji, media reports said.
Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 13 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
Moscow/Sputnik: France appears to have descended the peak of the third coronavirus wave, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, adding that vigilance must prevail as COVID-19 variants were still spreading.
Washington/Sputnik: The US senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.
Washington: A former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense has said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that the world health body was more focused on pleasing Beijing.
Islamabad: Pakistan has approved the use of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meia reports said.
Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.
Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have tested positive for Covid-19, two days the first shot of the Coivid-19 vaccine Sinopharm developed by China.
Washington/Sputnik: There were around 450 coronavirus cases at Tesla’s California, Bay Area production facility last year, The Washington Post reports citing new data from the PlainSite transparency website.