China records 31,454 domestic cases, National Health Bureau says, despite Beijing's strict zero-Covid policy.
An 87-year-old man was the latest victim of the Covid-19 pandemic in Beijing, authorities say, as the country sees an uptick in cases after months of few infections being reported.
Lockdowns in Guangzhou and elsewhere are due to end by Sunday, but authorities have repeatedly extended such restrictions with no explanation.
Infected with early variants, 59-year-old man finally defeats the virus, thanks to researchers who identified his genetic code and gave him a combination of casirivimab and imdevimab monoclonal antibodies.
The World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control say another Covid-19 wave is on the horizon in Europe, as cases rise 8 percent in a week.
Travellers will be subject to PCR tests on arrival from September 26 and will be unable to visit restaurants and bars for the first three days under a system authorities have dubbed "0+3".
Clinical trial of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine, primarily used against tuberculosis, shows encouraging results in combating Covid-19.
British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorise an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the Omicron variant.
In his resignation letter to parliament, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he did his "utmost" to avoid an economic catastrophe in Sri Lanka, but the coronavirus pandemic derailed his efforts.
Omicron variant BA.2.75, which has gained ground in India and shows up in several countries, may be able to spread rapidly and get around immunity from vaccines and previous infections, scientists say.
The testing was said to be needed because multiple Covid infections found this week had been linked to a karaoke lounge that had been visited by residents from several districts.
In a recent study, researchers found that coronavirus can lead to metabolism problems, and sometimes even diabetes because it affects insulin signalling.
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