WHO GIVES EMERGENCY APPROVAL TO SINOPHARM, FIRST CHINESE COVID-19 VACCINE The World Health Organization (WHO) approved for emergency use a COVID-19 vaccine from China's state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm on Friday, bolstering Beijing's push for a bigger role in inoculating the worl
CHINESE COVID-19 VACCINE SINOPHARM GETS WHO EMERGENCY APPROVAL Recommends Sinopharm for all ages above 18, in two doses GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a COVID-19 vaccine from China's state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday, a boo
OVER 15% POSITIVITY IN 24 STATES, CASES TRENDING STEEPLY UP IN 30 DISTRICTS Twenty-four states have reported a test positivity rate of more than 15 per cent for Covid-19 over the last week, the government said on Friday.
MORE NATIONS SUPPORT EASING PATENT RULES ON COVID-19 VACCINES Several world leaders have praised the US call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries obtain shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including resistance from the pharma
1.5M MORE DOSES OF SINOVAC COVID-19 VACCINES ARRIVE IN PH The Philippines on Friday welcomed 1.5 million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that it purchased from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac.
PM REVIEWS PROGRESS IN COVID FIGHT One-third of the population over the age of 45 has received at least the first dose of the Covid vaccine, top health ministry officials informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting on Thursday held to review the vaccine progress, medicine
US RELENTS, SAYS IT WILL SUPPORT PATENT WAIVERS ON COVID-19 VACCINES The US has thrown its support behind an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.
DUTERTE CALLS PHILIPPINE ARBITRAL VICTORY VS CHINA A PIECE OF 'PAPER' THAT LED TO NOTHING MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday likened Manila's arbitral victory that invalidated China's sweeping claims to the West Philippine Sea to a piece of "paper", which he s
SC STAYS DELHI HC NOTICE AGAINST CENTRE, BUT WANTS PLAN ON OXYGEN The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the contempt notice issued by the Delhi High Court against the Centre in the matter of supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Delhi, stating that “the aim is not to ha
AUSTRALIA WALKS BACK 'RACIST' INDIA BAN AFTER BACKLASH Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands Tuesday, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-wracked India.