Spanish PM tests positive for COVID-19

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez addresses a press conference to present his government's results since the beginning of the year, at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid, on July 29, 2022. (JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) MADRID / MOSCOW - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday morning. Sanchez...

Biden continues to test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 on Monday, White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said. More than a million people in the United States have died from COVID-19, and 91 million cases have been reported "This morning, as could be anticipated, his (Biden's) SARS-CoV-2...

US reports over 6m child COVID-19 cases in 2022

A healthcare worker prepares a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Times Square, New York, the United States on June 22, 2022. (MICHAEL NAGLE/XINHUA) FRANKFURT / HELSINKI / BRUSSELS / LA PAZ / LOS ANGELES - Over 6 million child COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United...

Hong Kong logs 237 new Covid cases

Health authorities on Sunday reported 237 new Covid-19 cases, as they continued to look into whether the BA.2.12.1 subvariant of Omicron has seeped further into the community. Officials said their tracing work showed that three people from the same family, who tested positive for Covid last week, had visited the...

First police arrests over fake rapid test results

Police said they have taken three people into custody on suspicion of submitting fake positive rapid Covid-19 test results to the government’s online platform, in the first such arrests of their kind. Officers on Tuesday accused one man and two women of breaching the Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure...

Overnight lockdowns in Tin Shui Wai, Kwun Tong

The government on Sunday locked down two blocks in Tin Shui Wai and a building in Kwun Tong overnight. Shing Yuk House and Shing Chun House in Tin Shing Court, and Choi Lok House in Choi Fook Estate in Kwun Tong were locked down after the virus was found in...

Buildings locked down over positive sewage samples

The government locked down two buildings on Saturday afternoon, one in Kowloon Bay and the other in Tsing Yi. Officials moved in after sewage samples from Block 9 of Richland Gardens and Hong Wing House of the Cheung Hong Estate came back positive for Covid, and authorities suspected there were...

More than 100 infections found in lockdowns

Health authorities found 107 positive cases after three buildings were locked down overnight for Covid-19 testing. Officials found 53 positive cases at Cheung Chi House of Cheung Wah Estate in Fanling, and 21 cases were indeterminate. At Kwong Yan House of Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po, 40 people tested...