Tag Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency

WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday announced the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency. “Yesterday, the Emergency Committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice,” WHO …

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Japan to downgrade legal status of COVID-19 to seasonal influenza

First Omicron case detected in Japan

Japan on Thursday decided to officially downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 to the same category of seasonal influenza, with the new status coming into effect on May 8.    The move comes as the health ministry endorsed the government’s plan to recategorize COVID-19 and downgrade its legal status to …

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US to end health emergency for COVID-19 on May 11

Pakistan stand's by the Chinese people in their valiant efforts to bring the Coronavirus under control

The US is planning to end the COVID-19 health emergency on May 11, 2023, said the White House. “The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) was declared by the Trump Administration in 2020. They are currently set to expire on March 1 and April 11, respectively. At present, …

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China eases COVID-19 restrictions in major cities

Shanghai China Tourism

Following public outrage and recent protests, Chinese authorities announced easing COVID-19 restrictions in several major cities from Saturday. Several major cities, including the capital Beijing and the northern coastal city of Tianjin, lifted the requirement that visitors show 48 or 72 hours of valid COVID-19 test results before entering any …

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India’s daily COVID-19 caseload increases to 18,313

Pakistan stand's by the Chinese people in their valiant efforts to bring the Coronavirus under control

India’s daily COVID-19 caseload rose to 18,313, after two straight days of showing a declining trend in the new cases, officials said on Wednesday. According to federal health ministry data released on Wednesday morning, 18,313 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally …

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NCOC issues COVID-19 SOPs for Muharram-ul-Haram

Ashura Moharram

National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday issued COVID-19 guidelines for the safe conduct of Muharram-ul-Haram in the country. As per guidelines issued by the NCOC, the main emphasis is on adherence to COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Majalis and processions like wearing masks and the availability and …

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USAID Chief praises Pakistan’s response to Covid-19

Pakistan stand's by the Chinese people in their valiant efforts to bring the Coronavirus under control

The administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power on Tuesday appreciated Pakistan’s government’s strategic and targeted response to Covid-19. In a virtual meeting held between USAID Head and Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel, she praised Pakistan’s response in managing the Covid situation. The meeting was …

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Shanghai resumes dine-in services at restaurants as COVID-19 wanes

Shanghai China Tourism

China’s financial hub Shanghai is gradually resuming dine-in services at restaurants starting from Wednesday as the COVID-19 epidemic has waned in the city. Dine-in services can be restored in the sub districts and townships without medium-risk areas and community spread of COVID-19 infections during the previous week, according to a …

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Malaysia reports 2,796 new COVID-19 infections, 1 more death

The Double Life of Expat Students

Malaysia reported 2,796 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Thursday, bringing the national total to 4,549,847, according to the health ministry. There are 209 new imported cases, with 2,587 cases being local transmissions, data released by the ministry showed. One more death has been reported, lifting the death toll to …

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Italy fears summer COVID-19 wave as cases rise

Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle

COVID-19 cases are again surging in Italy, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, fueling fears of a fresh wave of the pandemic during the summer tourist season. The government reported on Wednesday nearly 54,000 new infections over the previous 24 hours. A day earlier, there were 62,704 new infections. Accordingly, …

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