India started vaccinating children aged 15 to 18 against the coronavirus on Monday as it quickly expands its inoculation effort to cover the world's largest adolescent population amid fears the Omicron variant will drive a new surge of infections..
The more infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain, but should not be categorised as "mild", World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday. Janet Di..
At least 13 passengers, who tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in the Indian city of Amritsar, have escaped institutional quarantine. They were among 125 infected passengers on a chartered flight from Milan which landed on Wednesday a..
Australia said Thursday it had cancelled the entry visa of Novak Djokovic, opening the way to his detention and removal in a dramatic reversal for the tennis world number one. The Serb had landed in Melbourne the previous evening, after celebrating o..
Qatar Cabinet has announced today a new set of coronavirus (COVID-19) measures to come into force from Saturday, January 8, 2022, until further notice. The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Than..
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 2053 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 726 among travelers. The MOPH recorded 317 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovere..
Sony Corp's (6758.T) movie studio is delaying the January release of Marvel superhero movie "Morbius" until April 1, the studio said in a statement on Monday. The film starring Jared Leto in the title role has been postponed several ..
A 74-year-old man who died in the western state of Rajasthan was India's first death from the Omicron variant, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Officials said the man had been suffering from diabetes and other comorbid conditions. Ind..
Lionel Messi has tested negative for Covid-19 and is now back in France and will resume training "in the coming days", Paris Saint-Germain announced on Wednesday. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner tested positive for the virus while in ..