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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.

Learn from the pandemic to strengthen workplace safety: UN labour agency

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how effective dialogue between employers, workers and governments, is the best way to strengthen safety and health at work, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report published on Thursday.

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19

Washington/IBNS: United States Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday but is asymptomatic, The White House said in a statement.

Shanghai needs food, not TCM Covid-19 medicine Lianhua Qingwen: Medical experts

Beijing: A popular Chinese neurologist has directed authorities to make it “very clear” whether traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen is effective against Covid-19 before giving it precedence over food and other essential deliveries to people in lockdown

Canada requires incoming travellers to wear masks for two weeks

Toronto/IBNS: Canada's federal government has ordered masks to be worn by incoming travellers for two weeks, despite the lifting of most of the pandemic restrictions by provinces and territories.

Canada's Ontario reports spurt in hospitalisations due to COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: Ontario recorded an increase in hospitalisation due to COVID-19 to 1,662 hospitalizations on Wednesday, the most reported during the sixth wave of the pandemic in the province.

UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths tests COVID-19 positive

United Nations:  UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of meetings on the situation in Ukraine scheduled to take place in Turkey later this week.

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.

Canada's Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto Mayor John Tory has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home, according to a statement from the mayor's office Thursday morning.