Pyongyang announces the country's first-ever case of Covid-19, with state media calling it a "severe national emergency incident" after more than two years of keeping the pandemic at bay.
For the past two years, America’s most powerful teachers’ unions have sought to capitalize on the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations have thrown their considerable weight around, cowing politicians into keeping schools closed much longer than science or common sense demanded and successfully lobbying for hundreds of billions in COVID relief for these same schools and their teachers.
The fallout from the war in Ukraine could dramatically worsen the economic outlook for developing countries already grappling with debt financing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said in a report published on Tuesday.
The complete lockdown in major cities amid China's zero-COVID policy has put the country's economy under strain with increasing inflation and disrupted global supply chains, according to a media report.
On Twitter and the Chinese social media platform Weibo, videos have been posted showing a drone hovering in the sky and broadcasting COVID-19 lockdown guidelines to residents under quarantine.
On Tuesday, China reported a sharp increase in daily COVID-19 infections, with new cases more than tripling from the day before to reach a two-year high, raising worries about the mounting economic impact of the country's stringent anti-disease policies.
An expert in epidemic diseases warns that the COVID Omicron Subvariant BA.2 might be as dangerous as the previous variant Delta.
Japan will ease its COVID-19 border controls further from March 14, raising the daily cap on entrants from overseas to 7,000 from the current 5,000, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday.
The Korean government may adopt a pandemic exit plan after the Omicron wave peaks, which it believes will come in mid-March, revising quarantine measures toward a phased return to normalcy, according to Health Minister Kwon Deok-Cheol, Thursday.
The coronavirus mutant is widely known as “stealth omicron” is now causing more than a third of new omicron cases around the world, but scientists still don’t know how it could affect the future of the pandemic.