Dine-in to resume, more can work from office: All about Singapore's 2-step easing of Covid-19 rules
SINGAPORE - From Aug 10, dining in will be allowed at all eateries - with certain conditions - as Singapore loosens its Covid-19 control measures.
Other changes to community measures such as caps on group sizes were also announced on Friday (Aug 6) by the Ministry of Health (MOH), with some taking place only from Aug 19.
Latest charts show how far the Delta variant has spread around the world
More than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is grappling with a highly transmissible delta variant that has caused a renewed surge in infections in countries from the U.K. and the U.S., to those in Africa and Asia.
WHO asks wealthy nations to hold off on Covid vaccine boosters at least through September
The World Health Organization on Wednesday called on wealthy nations to stop the distribution of Covid-19 booster shots, citing vaccine inequity around the world.
Olympics: Japan to ease COVID-19 state of emergency, focus on Games spectators
TOKYO: Japan is set to outline how it will lift its "state of emergency" curbs while keeping some restrictions, including spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a new wave of COVID-19 infections.
Biden queries China's desire to find origin of COVID-19
President Joe Biden said China was trying to project itself as a responsible nation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it remained unclear whether Beijing was really trying to understand the origins of the coronavirus.
EU supports COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver talks, but critics say won't solve scarcity
The European Union on Thursday (May 6) backed a US proposal to discuss waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. However, drugmakers and some other governments have opposed the idea, saying that it would not solve global inoculation shortages.
US announces support for COVID vaccine intellectual property waiver
The US will support a proposal to waive IP protections for coronavirus vaccines, Washington's top trade official has said. More than 100 countries want the temporary suspension of patents on COVID-19 vaccines.
WHO and Germany set up global hub in bid to better fight next pandemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled plans for a new global hub in a bid to get on top of the next pandemic more quickly.
Backed by Germany, the new arm of the WHO aims to use more sophisticated surveillance systems to identify and respond to pandemic threats, before they escalate and turn into outbreaks.
COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns
COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.
Free food and tickets: How China’s trying to boost lagging vaccination rates
China is trying to boost its vaccination rates by offering free food and tickets, in an attempt to get more of its population vaccinated.
World leaders back treaty to prepare for next pandemic
Leaders from 23 countries, the World Health Organization and the EU have called for a new international treaty to better prepare themselves for future pandemics.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows '100% Efficacy' In Adolescents
New clinical trials showed that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine elicits "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in adolescents from 12 to 15 years old.
Covid vaccines: Fear of glass vial shortage prompts flurry of deals
The search for a Covid 19 vaccine has led to concerns that shortage of basic materials could hinder distribution
Coronavirus can survive for 28 days on some surfaces
The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus.