COVID-19: Countries where new, more dangerous strain has been found so far

The discovery of new COVID-19 strain in the United Kingdom has led to fear and panic across the globe with many countries taking strict measures to stop the spread of the new strain of coronavirus. According to scientists, the new variant of the virus is 70% more transmissible and it was first detected in the … Read more

Economic aggression of CCP fails miserably, China is suffering worst blackouts

BEIJING: In a new development, China is suffering from one of the worst blackouts in the past few decades. Though the Chinese economy is currently trying to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it appears that its attempts have come to a grinding halt. Power generation in China during the wintertime has … Read more

COVID-19: European Union starts mass vaccination campaign with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday officially started rolling out a mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19. The campaign follows the authorisation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by the European Commission and European Medicines Agency. “The first vaccinations against Covid-19 are beginning across the European Union today,” European Commission said in a tweet on Sunday “We … Read more

COVID-19: WHO chief makes big claim as coronavirus cases rise globally

In a significant announcement, World Health Organizations (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (December 26) said that the COVID-19 crisis will not be the last pandemic and all steps taken to improve human health are “doomed” if the global community fails to tackle climate change and animal welfare. In a video message marking first … Read more

Over 2500 volunteers in UK to get around Rs 4 lakh to participate in 'Human Challenge COVID-19 trials'

London: In a move to help researchers in the study of the coronavirus, over 2,500 volunteers in the United Kingdom (UK) will participate in the ‘Human Challenge COVID-19 trials’ with each participant receiving  £4,000 (around Rs 4 lakh) for their two to three-week stay.  The trials are likely to begin in January 2021 and the … Read more

Mutant COVID-19 scare: Japan to suspend entry for foreigners from Monday

Tokyo: Japan will suspend entry for foreigners starting Monday to contain the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 first discovered in the UK, the Kyodo news agency reported. On Friday, Japan registered the first case of the new strain of the coronavirus. The country is also seeing record daily infections of the original coronavirus … Read more

Coronavirus impact: WHO lists out global health issues for 2021, check details

GENEVA: In the wake of the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic that affected the world this year, global health agency the World Health Organisation (WHO) has prepared a list of major global health issues that need to be monitored next year (2021).  The global health agency, which is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation across … Read more

New strain of coronavirus detected in 8 European nations, WHO monitoring situation

Geneva: The new strain of the coronavirus has been detected in eight European countries, the regional director of WHO Europe said, adding that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is continuing to monitor the situation. While stressing the need to boost the protective measures, Hans Kluge, WHO`s Regional Director for Europe said the new strain seems … Read more

After UK and South Africa, new variant of coronavirus appears to emerge in Nigeria

Nairobi: After the United Kingdom and South Africa, another new variant of the coronavirus appears to have emerged in Nigeria, Africa’s top public health body has warned. It, however, added that further investigation was needed. The discovery could add to new alarm in the pandemic after similar variants were announced in Britain and South Africa, … Read more

Amid concerns over new UK COVID-19 strain, South Korea deploys 5G tech for detection at airport

Seoul: South Korea has introduced mobile edge computing (MEC) technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential Covid-19 patients in a move to step up preventative measures against the pandemic. The Ministry of Science and ICT said the system will check for passengers without masks or with COVID-19 symptoms, … Read more