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Post-pandemic world economy still feeling COVID-19’s sting

New York: Prospects for a robust global economic recovery remain dim as the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic carry on, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects report, released on Tuesday.

Australians warned of looming Covid waves, encouraged to take booster dose

Canberra: Australia's top doctor has warned the country to prepare for new waves of COVID-19 in the lead-up to winter.

Cocaine trafficking surges following COVID-19-related slowdown

New York: Routed through new hubs and expanded criminal networks, cocaine trafficking has made a dramatic comeback following an initial slowdown caused by the emergence of COVID-19, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Thursday in a hard-hitting new report.

Tracing origin: FBI director Christopher Wray says COVID pandemic 'most likely' originated from Chinese lab

Washington: FBI Director Christopher Wray has said the bureau believes that the COVID-19 virus, which wreaked havoc across the globe since 2020, "most likely" originated in a "Chinese government-controlled lab".

Caribbean carnival performers take stage to fight COVID disinformation

New York: In Trinidad and Tobago, some performers have been tapping into traditional art forms ahead of the carnival on February 20-21 to encourage their communities to continue following COVID-19 health protocols as the country lifts restrictions on public gatherings.

China resumes issuing ordinary visas to Japanese citizens

Beijing: China has resumed issuing ordinary visas to Japanese citizens after halting the procedure earlier in January, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said on Sunday.

China says 80% of its population have had Covid-19: Reports

Beijing: A government scientist has estimated that around eight among 10 students in China are suffering from COVID-19.

Xi Jinping worries about spread of COVID-19 to countryside

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he is worried about the spread of the COVID-19 infection to the countryside.

COVID-19: China ‘making enormous progress’ to get every older adult vaccinated

New York: China is “making enormous progress and effort” to get every older adult vaccinated against COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Friday, while also cautioning that it will take time to protect everyone.

Satellite images from Beijing's funeral home reveal new car park built as China's covid death surges

Beijing/IBNS: Disturbing satellite images have emerged showing a funeral home in Beijing clearing the way for a car park as more bodies arrive for cremation revealing the true scale of China's Covid situation even as the government tried to downplay it.

Scientists warn China can expect repeat Covid infections with new Omicron strains on the way

Beijing: Scientists have warned that China is going to fight against multiple waves of coronavirus infections as the Omicron variant mutates to become better at spreading and evading immunity.

Morocco prohibits entry of all travellers from China amid Covid cases' spike

Rabat/ UNI: The Moroccan authorities have banned all people arriving from China from entering the country, amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

China COVID-19 surge: People turn to black market for generic Indian drugs

Beijing: Chinese residents are turning to the black market for generic Covid-19 drugs as the country is combating the rise in infection in the country, media reports said on Wednesday.

China's COVID-19 surge affecting factories and consumer market

Beijing: China's COVID-19 surge is troubling the economic state of the country, media reports said on Tuesday.

China lifts Covid restrictions for int'l arrivals

Beijing/UNI: China will cancel nucleic acid tests for international arrivals starting from Jan. 8, a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement said on Tuesday.