Omicron

Covid variants BA.5.2 detected in Malaysia since March 16, BF.7 since Aug 21 last year

KUALA LUMPUR • Two Omicron variants of Covid-19, namely BA.5.2 and BF.7, which made up about 80% of the variants…

1 year ago

Chinese city of 16m to shut down over new Covid outbreak

BEIJING, China – Around 16 million people in the Chinese city of Chengdu will be effectively under lockdown from Thursday…

2 years ago

Macau keeps casinos open as bars, cinemas shut to tame virus

MACAU will keep its casinos open, while shutting other entertainment venues, as the world’s largest gambling hub tries to contain…

2 years ago

Newer Omicron subvariants drive recent increase in Covid-19 cases in Singapore – MOH

SINGAPORE -- There has been a 23 per cent week-on-week increase in COVID-19 community infections in Singapore largely driven by the…

2 years ago

Malaysia sequenced two lineages of Omicron variant – Khairy

Malaysia has detected two BA.5 and one BA.2.12.1 cases, which are Omicron sub-variants. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (picture)  said this was the first time these…

2 years ago

Medicine shortage not due to panic buying, says Khairy

THE short supply of medicines — especially at certain pharmacies and private health facilities — is not due to panic buying…

2 years ago

Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to fight Covid outbreak

by AFP BEIJING – Millions of people in Beijing returned to work Thursday, many remotely, with scores of subway stations…

2 years ago

Omicron Sublineages Likely Evade Vaccines, Natural Immunity

By BLOOMBERG New omicron sublineages, discovered by South African scientists this month, are likely able to evade vaccines and natural…

2 years ago

South Korea to end outdoor mask mandate

By AFP Seoul, South Korea – South Korea said Friday it will lift its outdoor mask mandate next week in response…

2 years ago

Moderna asks FDA to authorise Covid-19 vaccine for children under 6

By BERNAMA / Pic by AFP LOS ANGELES, April 29 -- Moderna on Thursday asked the US Food and Drug Administration…

2 years ago

F&N’s 2QFY22 net profit slips to RM94m

by BERNAMA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL FRASER and Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) registered a lower net profit of RM93.87…

2 years ago

Covid test upon arrival not practical, experts say

This is following the detection of yet another new variant for the virus by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic by BERNAMA TEST upon…

2 years ago

It’s Almost Impossible to Find Out Which Covid Variant You Got

By Kristen V Brown | BLOOMBERG Last month, shortly after returning home from a bachelorette party, I tested positive for…

2 years ago