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Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - Russia tops Covid daily record - The Russian government reports a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Kremlin Read More

Covid-19 vaccines showed high efficacy against severe Omicron: US data

Covid-19 vaccines and boosters continued to have very high efficacy against severe outcomes during the Omicron wave of the virus, a large real-world study from the US Centers for Disease Read More

US, Russia promise to work to ease Ukraine tensions

Washington and Moscow's top diplomats on Friday agreed to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United States promising a written response to Russian security requirements next week Read More

Covid cases ‘drop significantly’ in Africa: WHO

Cases of Covid have plummeted in Africa and deaths are declining for the first time since the Omicron-dominated fourth wave of the virus reached its peak, the UN said Thursday. Read More

China, Russia block US push for UN sanctions on N.Koreans: diplomats

China and Russia on Thursday blocked a US push to impose United Nations sanctions on five North Koreans in response to recent missile launches by Pyongyang, diplomats told AFP. China's Read More

US President sends New Year greetings to Momen

President of the United States Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden extended New Year’s greetings to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his family. In a message, Read More

Covid-flu joint booster jab possible late 2023: Moderna

Moderna aims to roll out a combined Covid-flu-RSV booster vaccine in late 2023, the US pharmaceutical firm said Monday, hoping a joint jab would encourage people to get an annual Read More

Vaccinate whole world to end pandemic, UN chief tells Davos

UN chief Antonio Guterres told the all-virtual Davos forum on Monday that the world must vaccinate everybody against Covid-19 to ensure a way out of the pandemic. The face-to-face gathering Read More

Brent oil hits highest level in more than seven years

Brent crude prices hit their highest level in more than seven years on Tuesday on growing demand optimism, easing concerns about the Omicron Covid variant and geopolitical tensions. The contract Read More

Coronavirus is here to stay, it will turn into endemic disease – WHO official

The way the novel coronavirus pandemic develops suggests that the virus will never go away completely, circulating as an endemic disease instead, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic has told Read More