AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine carries a small extra risk of rare blood clots with low platelets after the first dose and no extra risk after the second, a study led and funded by the drugmaker showed on Wednesday, after worries over side-effects.
An inhaled version of CanSino BioLogics' (CanSinoBIO) Covid-19 vaccine triggered immune responses without serious side effects, an early-stage clinical trial showed.
Governors of three prefectures near Olympics host Tokyo will ask the government to declare states of emergency for their regions, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday, after Covid-19 infections spiked to a record high in the Japanese capital.
Three Armenian troops died in border clashes with Azerbaijani forces on Wednesday, Yerevan said, in the deadliest military incident between the arch-foes since their war last year over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
A 19-year-old Pakistani has become the youngest person to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said yesterday. Shehroze Kashif reached the 8,611 metre summit at 8:10am yesterday.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia yesterday discussed how to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions, which have stranded around 400,000 Pakistani workers back home, foreign ministers of the two countries told reporters.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said people should not get carried away by six days of better Covid-19 infection data, while one of the country’s top epidemiologists said the end of the pandemic could be just months away.
India’s Assam state yesterday said it will deploy 4,000 commandos to guard its border with a rival state after six police officers were killed in a gunbattle between the feuding neighbours.