Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as chief defends hamster culling

Hong Kong warns of worsening COVID outbreak as chief defends hamster culling

People line up at a community testing center for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after the district was identified as a high-risk area, in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on … Read more

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

HONG KONG, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a government mass cull order over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicked owners would abandon their pets. Authorities on Tuesday ordered the culling of 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet stores and storage facilities after … Read more

According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

People posing with a syringe in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo on the needle, pictured on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up (Reuters) – There is currently no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of COVID-19, … Read more

Hong Kong to cull hamsters after COVID-19 found in pet store

Hong Kong to cull hamsters after COVID-19 found in pet store

People stand outside a temporarily closed pet store after the government announced the euthanasia of around 2,000 hamsters in the city after finding evidence for the first time of possible animal-to-human transmission from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, China, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

US CDC urges Americans to wear ‘the most protective mask possible’

US CDC urges Americans to wear ‘the most protective mask possible’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending wearing “the mask as soon as possible”. as protective as possible” while stopping short of advocating the nationwide use of N95 respirators. The CDC, an agency … Read more

Europe considers new curbs as Omicron sweeps world

Europe considers new curbs as Omicron sweeps world

The reopening of the New Zealand border postponed to the end of February Restrictions reimposed in South Korea, Germany, Ireland Australian Prime Minister calls for an end to blockages LONDON, Dec.21 (Reuters) – Countries in Europe were considering further restrictions on movement on Tuesday as the rapidly evolving Omicron variant swept the world days before … Read more

Six more U.S. states find Omicron cases, Delta still top U.S. coronavirus threat

Six more U.S. states find Omicron cases, Delta still top U.S. coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Six more U.S. states confirmed infections of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Friday, but the Delta strain likely remains a greater threat as winter approaches and Americans rally to the holidays, experts said. New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron … Read more

WHO says vaccination, not travel curbs, key to battling Omicron

WHO says vaccination, not travel curbs, key to battling Omicron

WHO says border controls only “buy time” Australia reports first case of Omicron community Five US states discover cases of Omicron variant MANILA, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries to strengthen healthcare capacity and immunize their populations to fight an increase in COVID-19 cases caused by the variant Omicron, … Read more

U.S. tightens travel rules as more countries secure borders to quell Omicron

U.S. tightens travel rules as more countries secure borders to quell Omicron

Passengers line up inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States on November 24, 2021. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now Air travelers to the United States face more stringent COVID-19 tests Sydney braces for more cases, … Read more

Markets jolted as Moderna says COVID shots weaker against Omicron

Markets jolted as Moderna says COVID shots weaker against Omicron

Drugmaker CEO warns of “significant drop” in efficacy Markets fear the pandemic will continue Time to see if vaccines work against Omicron Japan reports first case as new variant spreads HONG KONG / SYDNEY, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The chief executive of drugmaker Moderna (MRNA.O) on Tuesday sounded new alarm bells in financial markets by … Read more