COVID-19: Indonesia ramps up oxygen output after dozens die amid scarcity

JAKARTA: Indonesia has ordered oxygen makers to prioritise medical needs amid growing demand from COVID-19 patients, the government said on Sunday, following more than 60 deaths in a hospital where supply of the life-saving gas was almost exhausted. The world’s fourth

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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants identified in India

ASTRAZENECA Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and Kappa variants, which were first identified in India, the company said on Tuesday, citing a study. The study by the Oxford University investigated the ability of monoclonal antibodies in blood from

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India gingerly eases coronavirus rules as new cases dip to two-month low

Many Indian states eased coronavirus restrictions on Monday including the capital Delhi, where authorities allowed all shops and malls to open, as the number of new infections dropped to the lowest in more than two months. Experts have cautioned against

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Malaysia’s reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease

Marine biologists are investigating a mystery skin disease afflicting whitetip reef sharks in Malaysia, with some early reports suggesting rising sea temperatures could be to blame. Named for the distinctive white tips on their fins, whitetip reef sharks are typically

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Malaysia, Singapore express commitment for defence establishments of both countries

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore through their Armed Forces will continue working closely despite the challenges brought upon by the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The commitment was made by Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a phone conversation

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WSJ: Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed

Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, a month before China reported the first cases of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a U.S. intelligence report. The newspaper said

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Explainer: What is ‘black fungus’ that is hitting India’s COVID-19 patients?

A rapid rise in cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, has added to the challenges faced by India’s healthcare system as it deals with a massive second wave of COVID-19 infections.  The following lays out information about mucormycosis,

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India news reports: Singapore Covid Variant Affecting Children?

PUCHONG: In articles published by the Hindustan Times and NDTV, both publications claims that there is a Singapore variant of the COVID-19 virus. Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday demanded from the centre that flights to and from Singapore must

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Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases cross 800,000 mark

Islamabad: As COVID-19 cases are rapidly surging in Pakistan, the country’s total cases of COVID-19 infection crossed 800,000 mark on Monday. Citing National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, Geo News reported that at least 70 more people have succumbed

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India’s new COVID-19 cases stay above 300,000, army called to help

Much needed medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday as overrun hospitals turned away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies and a surge of infections pushed the COVID-19 death toll towards 200,000. A shipment of medical

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