India has classified Delta coronavirus variant carrying a mutation as a "variant of concern". It has an extra genetic tweak that could allow the virus to evade the human immune system.
More than 150 bodies reportedly found near the banks of Ganga river in northern Bihar state, with officials saying they were bloated and decomposed, as if they had been in the river for at least five to seven days.
The next two weeks will be even more of a challenge as nearly 95 percent of hospital beds are already occupied.
More than 37 million people have tested positive for Covid-19 globally, while over a million have died from the virus. Here are the updates for October 11:
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than a million people and infected over 37 million worldwide. Here are the developments for October 10:
With global deaths approaching 1 million, the approaching flu season leaves many believing the only solution may be to wait for a vaccine.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 958,000 people and infected over 30.86 million worldwide. Here are the coronavirus-related developments for September 19:
The Covid-19 outbreak has been linked to the largest wholesale food market in Beijing, leading to a partial lockdown of the city after the first case was announced on June 11.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in China's capital over the past week has been linked to the city's massive Xinfadi food centre, also raising fears over the hygiene of the imported fish.
Healthcare systems worldwide will come under an immense strain as the pandemic coincides with the upcoming flu season.
“There will be a second wave, but the problem is to which extent. Is it a small wave or a big wave? It’s too early to say,” said Olivier Schwartz, head of the virus unit at France’s Pasteur Institute.
Factories struggle to re-open after coronavirus shut down the economy and face disruptions in the supply of microchips and other components from US.
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