Fauci: More US cases of Omicron certain amid community spread

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Dec 1, 2021. (SUSAN WALSH / AP) FRANKFURT / BRASILIA / LAGOS / DUBLIN / WASHINGTON / BERLIN / HARARE / LONDON / BUDAPEST / BRUSSELS / TUNIS / MEXICO CITY / SANTIAGO / KYIV - Rising US...

S. Africa hit by fourth COVID-19 wave driven by Omicron

People wait to be tested for 'COVID-19 at a facility in Soweto, South Africa, on Dec 2, 2021. (DENIS FARRELL / AP) JOHANNESBURG / OTTAWA / BERLIN / BRUSSELS / LONDON / WASHINGTON / NICOSIA / ATHENS / LISBON / ACCRA / COPENHAGEN / TIRANA / BRASILIA / PANAMA CITY / CAPE TOWN / ZURICH / PRAGUE - South Africa is...

Six new imported Covid-19 cases found in HK

Hong Kong reported six new imported Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The Centre for Health Protection said the patients, aged 22 to 60, recently arrived from the UK, South Africa, Qatar, the US, Pakistan and Russia. One of them, a 38-year-old man, lives in Tower 2 of Florient Rise in Tai...

GSK says tests show antibody drug works against Omicron

A picture taken on Feb 6, 2020 shows the logo of the GSK Vaccines pharmaceutical company at its headquarters in Wavre, Belgium. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) UNITED NATIONS / LONDON / GENEVA / NEW YORK / WASHINGTON / PARIS / BRUSSELS / COPENHAGEN / LOS ANGELES / DUBLIN / STOCKHOLM / BERLIN / LISBON / AMSTERDAM - GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday...

COVID-19 vaccine makers start work on Omicron-tailored shots

In this file photo taken on March 02, 2021 Nurse Salome Nkoana, acting operational manager of the COVID-19 ward at the Tembisa Hospital, puts on her personal protective equipment in Tembisa, South Africa. (GUILLEM SARTORIO / AFP) MOSCOW / PRAGUE / DAR ES SALAAM / RABAT / NEW YORK / TRIPOLI / PARIS / OTTAWA / MILAN / ACCRA...

New virus variant triggers global alarm as WHO urges caution

This photograph taken on March 5, 2021 shows the flag of the World Health Organization (WHO) at their headquarters in Geneva amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) LONDON / AMSTERDAM / BERLIN / LISBON / WINDHOEK / YAOUNDE / GABORONE / BRAZZAVILLE / PRAGUE / HELSINKI / SANTIAGO / GENEVA / BUDAPEST / JOHANNESBURG / ROME - Global...

WHO: Teens at lower risk from virus, jabs should go to poor

This photo taken on March 30, 2021 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. (CHEN JUNXIA / XINHUA) GENEVA / PARIS / AMSTERDAM / BARCELONA / MEXICO CITY / PRAGUE / NEW YORK / BUDAPEST / STOCKHOLM / JOHANNESBURG - As children and adolescents are at lower risk of...

US expands COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults

People wait after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic hosted by The Tournament of Roses in partnership with the Pasadena Public Health Department, August 19, 2021 at Tournament House in Pasadena, California. (ROBYN BECK / AFP) OTTAWA / SOFIA - US regulators expanded eligibility for booster shots of COVID-19...

Austria to make COVID-19 vaccines compulsory

In this file photo taken on Sept 14, 2021, a student is vaccinated against the COVID-19 at a vocational school in Vienna. (ALEX HALADA / AFP) BERLIN / LONDON / OTTAWA - Austria will become the first country in Western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle...