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Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections.

'Alarming' virus surge prompts new Bangladesh lockdown

'Alarming' virus surge prompts new Bangladesh lockdown

Bangladesh has announced it will impose a tough new lockdown starting Monday, after a "dangerous and alarming" surge in Delta variant cases of coronavirus

Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

More than 500 tennis players and officials were ordered into isolation in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday as authorities reintroduced coronavirus restrictions after a worker at a quarantine hotel tested positive ...

Cabinet reimposes Covid-19 restrictions

Cabinet reimposes Covid-19 restrictions

The Cabinet has decided to reimpose some restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports.

'Minimise gatherings to check virus spread'

'Minimise gatherings to check virus spread'

Community gatherings should be kept to the minimum to effectively contain any further spread of Covid-19, a senior healthcare official urged on Monday.

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

The Philippines extended on Friday partial Covid-19 restrictions in the capital Manila until the end of February in a bid to slow a spike in infections after year-end holidays, officials said ...

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at social distancing rules bubbled over into fiery clashes in the Netherlands.

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

Flowers and consent forms for India's huge vaccine rollout

India began one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes on Saturday, hoping to end a pandemic that has killed 150,000 people in the country and torpedoed the economy.

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India readies colossal coronavirus vaccine rollout

India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.

More parks, fewer offices? How the coronavirus will change city centres

More parks, fewer offices? How the coronavirus will change city centres

The novel coronavirus has upended many aspects of life in cities worldwide, particularly as large numbers of white-collar workers choose to work from home and shun public transit ...