Canada's Quebec province reports 1,171 new COVID-19 cases

Ottawa (Canada), November 28: Canada's Quebec province reported 1,171 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, over 1,000 new cases for the second day in a row,...

Daily cases drop below 4,000; deaths, critical cases hit record highs

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: South Korea's new coronavirus cases dropped below 4,000 on Sunday, but the number of deaths and critically ill patients hit...

S. Korea vows efforts to ensure timely supply of vaccines at virtual...

Seoul (South Korea), November 28: Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday South Korea will work to ensure equitable and timely supply of COVID-19 vaccines across...

Chile reports over 2,000 new daily COVID-19 cases

Santiago (Chile), November 28: Chile reported on Thursday more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases, after registering 2,641 infections in the last 24 hours, for a total...

Egypt suspends direct flights with southern African countries over new COVID-19 variant

Cairo (Egypt), November 28: The Egyptian government suspended direct flights with a number of southern African countries due to concerns over the new COVID-19 variant...

Tunisia imposes new COVID-19 measures for arrivals from abroad

Tunis (Tunisia), November 28: The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday new measures for arrivals from abroad to prevent the spread of the new...

Roundup: U.S. scrambles to take actions over Omicron variant's chilling effect

New York (US), November 28: The newly-discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 in South Africa has raised fears about the global trajectory of the pandemic, while...

UN chief follows unrest in Solomon Islands with concern

United Nations, November 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been following the violent protests in Solomon Islands capital Honiara with concern and called for an...

WTO postpones MC12 due to new COVID-19 variant surge, travel restrictions

Geneva (Switzerland), November 28: The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced early Saturday morning the postponement of its 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) due to the surge...

UN chief welcomes Armenia-Azerbaijan-Russia meeting over Nagorno-Karabakh

United Nations, November 28: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the trilateral meeting between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia over the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh...

Colombia extends health emergency until end of February 2022

Bogota (Colombia), November 28: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Saturday that the national COVID-19 health emergency will be extended until Feb. 28, 2022.

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

Brussels (Belgium), November 28: A slew of European countries have restricted travel from southern Africa amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant.

Australian states tighten borders, testing for Omicron variant

Sydney (Australia), November 28: The Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, as two major entry ports of the country, have introduced 72-hour...

Turkey confirms 23,759 daily COVID-19 cases

Ankara (Turkey), November 28: Turkey on Saturday reported 23,759 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 8,724,400, according to its health ministry.

Israel bans entry of foreigners due to new COVID-19 variant

Jerusalem (Israel), November 28: The Israeli government decided on Sunday to ban the entry of foreign nationals into the country in an attempt to stop...

Stuttgart see off Mainz 2-1 in Bundesliga

Berlin (Germany) Nov 27: Stuttgart returned to winning ways and extend Mainz' winless run to three straight games after goals from Hiroki Ito and Borna...

U.S. stocks see heavy losses on concern over new COVID-19 variant

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. stocks plunged on Friday due to widespread concern over a new variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa.

EU countries tighten travel rules over new COVID-19 variant concerns

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: A slew of European countries have restricted travel from southern Africa amid concerns over the new COVID-19 variant.

Merck pill under review as U.S. alerted over rising cases, new variant...

New York (USA) Nov 27: U.S. health regulators are expected to make public on Friday a staff review about the COVID-19 pill molnupiravir from Merck...

U.S. to restrict travel from southern Africa amid emergence of new COVID...

Washington DC (USA) Nov 27: U.S. President Joe Biden announced Friday that the United States will impose travel restrictions on eight African countries as a...

EU to lift authorization requirement for vaccine exports

Brussels (Belgium) Nov 27: The European Union will not renew its mandatory approval system for COVID-19 vaccine exports when it expires at the end of...

52 killed in Russian mine accident

Moscow (Russia) Nov 27: A total of 52 people, including six rescuers, were killed after smoke occurred in a coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo...

Chinese FM meets with Danish FM

Hangzhou (China) Nov 27: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Danish Foreign Minister JeppeKofod on Friday in Anji of eastern...

Hong Kong to implement most stringent boarding, quarantine requirements for 8 S....

Hong Kong (China) Nov 27: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday that the boarding and quarantine requirements for those...

China's online charity donations surpass 8 bln yuan in 2020

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese charitable organizations received over 8.2 billion yuan (about 1.28 billion U.S. dollars) of donations online in 2020, up 52 percent...

Mainland urges U.S. lawmakers to cease instigating "Taiwan independence"

Beijing (China) Nov 27: A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday urged certain members of the U.S. Congress to handle the Taiwan question with caution and...

Xi, Putin send congratulations to closing ceremony of China-Russia Year of Scientific...

Beijing (China) Nov 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin respectively sent congratulatory letters to the closing ceremony of the...