Toronto/IBNS: Ontario administration Wednesday notified that the remaining provincial masking requirements, including on public transit, will be lifted from June 11.
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.
Jerusalem: Foreign nationals flying to Israel will no longer be required to take a coronavirus test before boarding, the Israeli Ministry of Health said.
Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said she had tested positive for Covid-19.
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.
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: Beijing, China's capital city, is now witnessing strict measures being implemented by authorities to combat growing COVID-19 cases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.