Dozens of demonstrators are still detained in China after taking part in widespread protests against the government last year.
North Korea has ordered a five-day lockdown in the capital over “respiratory illness”, in what appears to be the first citywide restrictions.
China reported nearly 13,000 Covid-related deaths in hospitals between January 13 and 19, after a top health official said the vast majority of the population had already been infected.
Uganda said on Monday it was expecting to declare an end to an Ebola virus outbreak that emerged late last year and has claimed the lives of at least 56 people.
Germany said Thursday it would ask arrivals from China for a negative coronavirus test as infections rose steeply following Beijing’s abrupt decision to lift strict restrictions.
A senior doctor at one of Shanghai’s top hospitals has said 70 percent of the megacity’s population may have been infected with Covid-19.
A South African laboratory investigation found that the next Covid-19 strain could be more dangerous than our current omicron strain.
Monkeypox is to be renamed mpox in English, the World Health Organization announced Monday, in a bid to avoid stigmatisation.
Three candidate vaccines against the Ebola virus wreaking havoc in Uganda will be shipped to the East African country next week for trials.
A deadly virus known as endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) killed three Asian elephants in the zoo overlooking Switzerland’s largest city
Monkeypox, so called because it was first discovered in a monkey, has jumped around the world affecting nearly 16 000 people in 72 countries
World Health Organization and British officials said Wednesday that Polio virus ‘(VDPV2)’ had been detected in London sewage samples
WHO said Sunday that the 780 figure, for Monkeypox cases is from May 13 to Thursday had been reported to it from 27 non-endemic countries
WHO said this year Iraq has already recorded 19 deaths among 111 CCHF cases in humans suffering from nose-bleed fever
The UK is reportedly seeing daily infections of the monkeypox virus that are not connected to West Africa travel, revealed a health official.
A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported in Europe or are suspected, BUT should South Africa be worried?
Researchers warned that climate change force animals to move to cooler areas, meet other species and create new virus infecting humans
Measles is just one of the many illnesses that have been reported to be attacking countries in Africa – cases rose by 400%.
England on Thursday lifted coronavirus restrictions imposed to tackle the Omicron variant, with masks no longer required in enclosed places and vaccine passports shelved.
The threat to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s position deepened on Tuesday, as police said they were investigating lockdown-breaking parties at his Downing Street office and government departments.
The Netherlands will this week lift some of Europe’s toughest Covid restrictions with bars, restaurants and museums allowed to reopen their doors, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday.
One of China’s longest coronavirus lockdowns since the start of the pandemic came to an end on Monday as authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions in the northern megacity of Xi’an.
The stark contrast between the lives of two coronavirus patients unearthed by Chinese contact tracers sparked a widespread debate on Thursday over the country’s entrenched wealth inequality.
Thailand will resume its quarantine-free travel scheme from February 1, officials said Thursday, after the programme was suspended due to the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday faced signs of an organised revolt in his Conservative party over revelations of lockdown-breaching parties, as he geared up for a grilling in parliament.