As years of severe “zero-COVID” restrictions come to an abrupt halt in China, relations between the country’s rulers and the ruled are under strain. People who once supported zero-COVID have been left wondering what the years of ..
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in Qatar has announced that starting today, January 29, shisha services may be offered in open spaces of restaurants and cafes in tourist areas. MoCI issued a decision to prohibit shisha or ho..
The risk of being diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition up to two years after catching covid-19 may be higher than with other respiratory infections, such as seasonal influenza People who have had covid-19 have a higher risk of be..
People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United Sta..
The New Zealand government on Thursday announced free masks and rapid antigen tests as it tries to stem the spread of COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the country's health system which is dealing with an influx of COVID and influenza patients. ..
North Korea's Covid outbreak began with citizens touching "alien things" that had fallen near its South Korea border, state media in Pyongyang has claimed. Citizens were urged to be vigilant around objects that may have blown across ..
More than two-thirds of the worlds population probably have significant levels of Covid-19 antibodies, meaning they have either been infected or were vaccinated, the World Health Organization said. So-called seroprevalence rates surged to 67% in O..
Fires at a large chemical plant in the Chinese city of Shanghai have killed at least one person. They broke out around 04:00 on Saturday (20:00 GMT Friday) at one of the country's largest refining and petrochemical plants. Flames could be s..
Qatar’s economy is expected to witness growth this year and is forecast to be the fastest growing in the GCC in 2023 and 2024. The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow by 4.9 percent in 2022, followed by 4.5 percent a..