First authorised protest since the lifting of Covid restrictions went ahead in China's self-governing territory under watch by police, who required organisers to cap the number of participants at 100.
Latest report is based on analysis of samples collected from surfaces at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan after the first human cases of COVID-19 were found in late 2019 in China.
City's Chief Executive John Lee says masks will no longer be required both outdoors and indoors but some high-risk areas including hospitals and elderly homes can still require their use.
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.
Officials hope lifting curbs will have a massive visitor influx in self-ruled cities and will help inject cash into the tourism sectors.
World's largest humanitarian network says building trust, equity and local action groups were vital to get ready for the next crisis.
Country's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says peak of new infections was reached on January 4 as prominent scientist reports that 80 percent of country's 1.4 billion population has already been infected.
CEO Satya Nadella told employees the layoffs represent “less than 5 percent of our total employee base" and that while they are eliminating roles in some areas, Microsoft will continue to hire in "key strategic areas."
Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq al Rabiah says all Hajj pilgrims are now welcome to Islam's holiest cities of Mecca and Medina this year after numbers were drastically curtailed in 2020 due to Covid-19.
World Health Organization once again urges China's health officials to regularly share specific and real-time information on Covid-19 situation in the country, as it continues to assess latest surge in infections.
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.
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