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Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report

New York: A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050.

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.

Canada: Quebec sees spike in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations

Montreal/IBNS: The province of Quebec witnessed an increase in infections related to COVID-19, with reportedly 1,226 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours and five more deaths.

Pakistan may witness another COVID-19 wave, experts warn

Islamabad: Experts believe Pakistan may witness yet another COVID-19 wave as daily cases continue to witness a surge for the past couple of days, media reports said on Sunday.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau tests COVID-19 positive for second time

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested COVID-19 positive for the second time.

Former Chinese top general's daughter slams Xi Jinping administration over Zero-COVID Policy

Beijing: Daughter of a former top Chinese general has targeted President Xi Jinping-led government over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada's Ontario to remove most masking requirements on June 11

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario administration Wednesday notified that the remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will be lifted from June 11.

US surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths

Washington/UNI: The death toll from the novel Coronavirus disease in the United States has officially surpassed one million, the Johns Hopkins University said on Wednesday.

Israel cancels Covid-19 tests for inbound travelers

Jerusalem: Foreign nationals flying to Israel will no longer be required to take a coronavirus test before boarding, the Israeli Ministry of Health said.

New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests COVID-19 positive

Wellington:  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said she had tested positive for Covid-19.

COVID-19: Shanghai defers annual college entrance exams to July

Beijing/Shanghai: Shanghai has postponed the annual college entrance examination to July as the Chinese city continues to fight against the recent spike in COVID-19 cases by implementing severe measures.

Africa: COVID has ‘pushed back’ democracy, Ukraine war further raises risks

New York: Already reeling from COVID-19, the fighting in Ukraine has introduced significant and worrying new risks likely to heavily impact Africa, UN development experts warned on Friday.

Beijing: Chinese authorities now implement curbs to combat rising COVID-19 cases

Beijing: Beijing, China's capital city, is now witnessing strict measures being implemented by authorities to combat growing COVID-19 cases.

Taiwan slams China's 'cruel' Covid-19 lockdown

Taipei: Taiwan President Su Tseng-chang on Sunday slammed China for imposing a "cruel" lockdown and said that Taipei would instead tackle the surge in Covid cases with a new approach.

China: Beijing shuts down schools, weddings to avoid imposition of Shanghai-style lockdown

Beijing: Authorities in the Chinese city of Beijing have closed schools and suspended weddings and funerals in a bid to avoid imposing Shanghai-style Covid lockdown in the city.