Twenty leading Chinese scientists died after lifting of Covid restrictions
Beijing, Jan 8 (UNI) Twenty leading engineers and scientists of the Chinese Academy of Engineering have died in less than a month after the lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions, which is more than the average annual mortality among academics, Chinese media reported
Tours to inter-Korean truce village to resume in July
Seoul, June 30 (UNI) The tours to inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea will resume in mid-July after several months of suspension induced by the Covid19 pandemic, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Thursday.
UK: PM Boris Johnson fined over Covid lockdown party
London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he had been fined for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules and apologized for not following his own law.
Belgium: 70 held for protesting against restrictive measures imposed due to COVID-19
Brussels/UNI/Xinhua: Police fired water cannon and tear gas during a protest against Covid-19 restrictive measures here.
Shared ‘grief and anxiety’ a powerful unifying factor in COVID fight
New York: The General Assembly on Tuesday held a High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace, focused on building resilience and a fair recovery against the continued ravages of COVID-19.
US: New York to mandate COVID vaccination proofs for entry at restaurants, gyms
New York/IBNS: New York will become the first major city in the US to require proof of vaccination for both customers as well as staff in restaurants and gymnasiums, media reports said on Tuesday.
Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency
New York: Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.
Russia logs 9,289 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours: Response Centre
Moscow/Sputnik: Russia has registered 9,289 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the day before it was up at 9,252, with the total number reaching 5,053,748, the federal response centre said on Saturday.
Nepal, US discuss bilateral cooperation and Covid situation
Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali hd a telephonic conversation with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and discussed bilateral cooperation including the Covid situation in Nepal.
Sri Lankan ambassador in US asks expats to contribute to Covid relief
Washington: Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States, has urged overseas Sri Lankans in the US to contribute relief goods and make donations to help Sri Lanka when it is facing a disastrous Covid wave.
Canada identifies six new COVID-19 cases
Vancouver/Xinhua: Canadian province of British Columbia confirmed six new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total to 58 in the country, according to provincial Chief Health Officer Bonnie Henry.