Although human contraction of fungal infection from plants is not a new phenomenon, the case reported in India has health experts worried about potential outbreaks.
"We did all that we could. We tried to talk to the government, but that's out of our hands," says the tournament director as the US continues barring unvaccinated foreigners from entry.
South Korea speculation about North Korea’s food insecurity flares as its top leaders prepare to discuss the “very important and urgent task” of formulating correct agricultural policy.
The official death toll update comes amid doubts over Beijing's data transparency and remains extremely low by global standards.
One of the youngest prime ministers in the world, Ardern leaves a legacy of immense positivity in times of crisis.
China said that nearly 60,000 people with Covid had died in hospitals between December 8 and January 12 - a roughly ten-fold increase from previous disclosures.
Residents of the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong stream into mainland China, many eager for long-awaited reunions, in the most visible sign of the country's dismantling of its zero-Covid strategy.
The bans targeted 1,120 accounts on the Sina Weibo social media platform as the Chinese New Year travel rush starts amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalisations.
Spain, South Korea and Malaysia join a growing list of countries that have announced restrictions on arrivals from China as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
After almost three years, China will drop a pandemic requirement for passengers arriving from abroad starting January 8, the National Health Commission announced.
Chinese leader acknowledges that nation is "facing a new situation" in dealing with the deadly virus as it experiences the biggest surge in infections after abruptly lifting restrictions that weighed down on the economy.
Days after Beijing lifted its years-long Covid restrictions, the country has been overwhelmed by a spurt in cases, with hospitals swamped by patients and pharmacies running out of fever drug
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