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# COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'COVID-19'.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'COVID-19'.

News  »  World  /  Hong Kong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong restaurant chain Cafe de Coral slams ‘u...

One of Hong Kong’s largest fast-food chains has contacted police over “absolutely unfounded and untrue” online rumours claiming its restaurants were refusing entry to domestic helpers from the Philippines based on Covid-19 concerns.Facebook messag...


News  »  Health

Covid 19: Government's 'General Measures' To Boost Immunity Of...

From drinking turmeric milk to including amchoor in foods, the guidelines are filled with easy tips that everyone can follow at ho...


News  »  World  /  Europe

German call to ban 'Jewish star' at Covid demos

The anti-Semitism commissioner urges authorities not to allow protesters to "relativise" the Holocau...


Can You Get Covid After Vaccination? What Experts Say

Can people get infected after getting two shots of coronavirus vaccine? Experts say while this has happened in some cases, it does not mean the vaccine is not working. The ICMR is currently conducting a study on this, and initial results show that...


News  »  World  /  Asia

Indonesia risks India-style Covid-19 surge as millions skirt E...

Travel bans in Indonesia and Malaysia aimed at stemming the traditional exodus ahead of the Eid ul-Fitr religious festival may do little to prevent a rise in Covid-19 infections, health experts have said, with one warning an India-style flare-up i...


News  »  Health

Colorado identifies Indian coronavirus variant in at least 5 r...

Health officials in Colorado have identified five cases of a coronavirus variant first discovered in Ind...


News  »  Top Stories

'You feel naked': Some Americans hesitate to shed COVID-19 mas...

WASHINGTON: Anita Glick felt somewhat liberated as she walked her friend's dog around Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood this week, her face mask looped around a wrist thanks to US health authorities' new guidance on outdoor mask wearing. But...


News  »  World

UK Advises Under-40s Get Alternative To AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine

The scientific committee overseeing Britain's coronavirus vaccination programme on Friday recommended that under-40s are offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid j...


News  »  World  /  India

Maharashtra, Delhi Among States Where Covid Cases Plateauing: ...

Some of the states that first saw a steady rise in COVID-19 cases at the start of the deadly second wave of the pandemic are now seeing a plateauing of fresh infections, a top official of the Health...


News  »  Top Stories  /  India

COVID-19 vaccine linked with fewer asymptomatic infections, sh...

People who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a US hospital had dramatically lower symptomatic and asymptomatic infections compared with their unvaccinated peers, according to a study. The research, published in the Journal of the American M...


News  »  World

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval for Its Covid-19 Vaccine

The vaccine has been used under an emergency authorization since December. A decision by the Food and Drug Administration could take mont...


News  »  Top Stories

Olympics: Organisers hail diving World Cup after COVID-19 meas...

Organisers of the diving World Cup in Tokyo hailed on Friday the "successful" staging of the event after implementing strict COVID-19 countermeasures for the more than 400 participan...


Under-40s in UK to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca Covid...

People under 40 will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine where possible and while infection rates remain low, following a recommendation from government advisers. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) r...


News  »  World  /  India

Mehbooba Mufti Urges PM To Release Political Detainees Amid Co...

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release all political detainees languishing in jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir immediately in the wake of the...


News  »  World

India's Covid pandemic: Girl, 5, separated from family by Aust...

Drisya and Dilin have not seen their daughter for 17 months due to Australia's Covid border closur...