Protests against strict coronavirus measures have spread across cities in China following a deadly fire at a residential building in the country's far west.
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.
The Indonesian Presidency has set the agenda for the summit against a backdrop of a potential global recession, disruptions related to Covid-19 and an energy and food crisis.
Last week just over 9,400 deaths linked to the coronavirus were reported to the World Health Organization, says its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Wuhan, site of the world's first Covid-19 outbreak in late 2019, reported around 20 to 25 new infections a day this week, prompting orders for more than 800,000 people in one district to stay at home until Sunday.
The pandemic had a devastating impact on efforts to battle tuberculosis, with TB hospitals taken over for Covid treatment and lockdowns preventing patients from coming in for diagnosis and care.
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".
The number of reported cases has fallen 12 percent to 4.2 million during the week ending September 4, compared to a week earlier.
The needle-free vaccine can be stored and administered more easily than intramuscular jabs and can trigger strong antibody responses, according to a Lancet report published in July 2021.
The top infectious disease expert who became a household name during the Covid-19 pandemic, announced he will depart the government in December after more than five decades of service.
Clinical trial of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine, primarily used against tuberculosis, shows encouraging results in combating Covid-19.
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