Shanghai records zero COVID cases for first time since March | Coronavirus pandemic News

China is the last major economy committed to a zero-COVID strategy, with restrictions aimed at stamping out all infections. China has reported zero new COVID-19 infections in Shanghai for the first time since March, as the country’s latest outbreak subsides after months of lockdowns and other restrictions. China is the last major economy committed to … Read more

South Africa ends COVID restrictions as fifth wave fades | Coronavirus pandemic News

The country has recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths in Africa, with more than 3.9 million confirmed infections and 101,000 deaths South Africa has repealed COVID-19 rules that made masks in indoor public spaces, limited the size of gatherings and mandatory entry requirements at its borders, the health minister said on Thursday. The country … Read more

How do we best prevent, prepare for, and respond to pandemics? | Health

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been reminded of the adage: “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of ​​its value until we lose it.” Well, as a former banker, current Health Minister of Indonesia, and this year’s chair of the G20’s health track, I want to stress the importance of … Read more

Beleaguered Cathay Pacific to bring back more planes to Hong Kong | Aviation

Airline says it will bring aircraft back to Hong Kong to help rebuild city’s hub status. Cathay Pacific Airways, battered by strict quarantine rules that have led to a 98 percent fall in passenger numbers, is preparing to bring back more planes to rebuild Hong Kong’s hub status as restrictions ease, the airline’s chief executive … Read more

Air India readies one of the largest aircraft deals in history | Business and Economy News

The carrier plans to order up to 300 narrow-body jets from either Airbus or Boeing or both. by Siddharth Philip and Anurag KotokyBloomberg Published On 20 Jun 202220 Jun 2022 Air India Ltd. is considering ordering as many as 300 narrowbody jets, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could be one of … Read more

North Korea reports 18,820 more ‘fever’ cases amid COVID outbreak | Coronavirus pandemic News

Declining case numbers come as experts have expressed doubt the N Korea has been able to bring the outbreak under control. North Korea recorded 18,820 more cases of fever and no new deaths amid its first official COVID-19 outbreak, state media said on Monday, the authorities continue to insist infections in the impoverished country are … Read more

US to roll out COVID vaccines for youngest children next week | Coronavirus pandemic News

US to begin vaccinating children as young as six months after CDC clears Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s shots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months, allowing a nationwide rollout to start next week. The CDC’s decision on … Read more

US: FDA authorises COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 | Coronavirus pandemic News

US President Joe Biden says jabs could be rolled out to that age group as early as next week, pending CDC approval. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children under five, opening the door to vaccinating millions of the country’s youngest children once the Centers for Disease Control … Read more

Portugal’s COVID deaths grow as tourism season kicks off | Coronavirus pandemic

Faro, Portugal – Marie Braud until recently considered herself an anomaly. Despite traveling extensively for her work, the recruiter had managed to avoid testing positive for COVID-19 throughout the coronavirus pandemic. But that all changed in June. The 37-year-old began to experience fever and fatigue shortly after attending the Santos Populares festival. She thought it … Read more

Cosmetics giant Revlon files for bankruptcy | Business and Economy News

Company lost shelf space in US stores to startups backed by celebrities, and hasd with inflation and supply chain struggle issues. Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after struggling to compete with online-focused upstart brands in recent years. On Wednesday the nail polish and lipstick maker owned by billionaire Ron … Read more