REUTERS SEOUL, Aug 20 - South Korea has extended its social distancing curbs for two weeks to ward off a surge in coronavirus cases, while allowing vaccinated people some latitude, its prime minister said on Friday. The country's ..
REUTERS U.S. President Joe Biden said he and first lady Jill Biden would receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to boost their immunity, as his administration announced booster shots would be offered to Americans in September. "We wi..
REUTERS Australian actor Nicole Kidman was exempted from quarantine in Hong Kong last week, the government appeared to confirm even as the Asian financial hub braced for more draconian COVID-19 travel restrictions to take effect from midnight Thur..
REUTERS A British public health study has found that protection from either of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines against the now prevalent Delta variant of the coronavirus weakens within three months. It also found that those who get..
QNA The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 198 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 108 among travelers. The MOPH recorded 241 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number o..
A Covid case has been detected in the Tokyo Paralympics village, just days before the Games are due to start, organisers said on Thursday. The person who tested positive for the virus is not an athlete and is not a resident of Japan, they added. ..
Over the past few days, the region is witnessing over 200 new Covid-19 cases and is still in the third phase of the restrictions. However, the precautionary measures are still in place and by ensuring we abide by them, let us make sure we can enjoy..
Young children may be more likely to transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 within households compared with older children, a new study has found. Specifically, children 3 or younger were more likely to spread the virus to household members compa..
Kuwait Airport is expected to open for direct flights from all countries very soon. Quoting sources, Al-Rai Arabic newspaper reported that a decision would be issued allowing the opening of Kuwait Airport for operating direct flights to all coun..