Gulf Times - Covid
China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early Covid cases, team member says

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early Covid cases, team member says

China refused to give raw data on early Covid-19 cases to a World Health Organisation-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team's investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began.

India unveils budget in wake of COVID slump, proposes doubling healthcare spending

India unveils budget in wake of COVID slump, proposes doubling healthcare spending

Unveiling an annual budget on Monday aimed at reviving an economy that plunged into deepest recorded slump amid the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed doubling healthcare spending ...

WHO-led team in Wuhan probing Covid origins meet Chinese scientists

WHO-led team in Wuhan probing Covid origins meet Chinese scientists

A World Health Organization-led team of experts investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic began meeting with Chinese scientists on Friday, and the WHO said the group plans to visit labs, markets ...

If Covid cases increase, more restrictions may be enforced

If Covid cases increase, more restrictions may be enforced

If the number of Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions continue to increase in Qatar over the coming week or two, additional restrictions may need to be implemented and the country will return to some of the early restriction ...

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

Iphie Nie, a 30-year-old designer in Beijing who usually travels to visit family in her hometown of Shenzhen during the Lunar New Year has, like many Chinese, reluctantly decided against booking a flight for the mid-February holiday.

Biden to reinstate Covid travel bans: White House official

Biden to reinstate Covid travel bans: White House official

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe, a White House official said Sunday ...

US Covid-19 cases surpass 20 million as deaths mount

US Covid-19 cases surpass 20 million as deaths mount

The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic.

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for use in Britain, the government said Wednesday, adding the mass rollout will start on January 4.

Covid vaccines mark end of pandemic era’s sizzling travel deals

Covid vaccines mark end of pandemic era’s sizzling travel deals

Snag those vacation bargains while they last. The arrival of a coronavirus vaccine has the US travel industry preparing for a rebound in demand following a historically terrible year.

Americans get stern holiday warning: 'No Christmas parties' due to Covid

Americans get stern holiday warning: 'No Christmas parties' due to Covid

A top coronavirus adviser to President-elect Joe Biden delivered a stern holiday message to Americans on Thursday - ‘no Christmas parties’ - and warned they face a Covid-19 siege for weeks to come ...

Nepal's female soldiers break taboos to tackle Covid crisis

Nepal's female soldiers break taboos to tackle Covid crisis

Four women wearing protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers ...

Over 2,400 US Covid deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

Over 2,400 US Covid deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

The United States on Wednesday registered more than 2,400 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally -- the highest daily toll in six months as the Thanksgiving holiday began.