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Public health

Will exhaust all means to protect pandemic-hit medical system: Japan PM Suga

Will exhaust all means to protect pandemic-hit medical system: Japan PM Suga

  • Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday his government will take all possible measures to protect the country’s medical system, as hospitals creak under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Suga this month issued a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 04:10pm
Pakistan has not placed any orders for the coronavirus vaccine yet: Report
Pakistan

Pakistan has not placed any orders for the coronavirus vaccine yet: Report

  • Top federal government health authorities have confirmed that Pakistan has neither placed any final order yet to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine nor has any vaccine manufacturer accepted the country’s request for supply of the vaccine.
  • Health authorities in Pakistan are aiming to vaccinate around 100 million of its adult population or at least 70-80 million people.
Updated 15 Jan, 2021 03:09pm
Bleak start to new year for Britain as it enters third lockdown
World

Bleak start to new year for Britain as it enters third lockdown

  • Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday with the government calling for one last major national effort to defeat the spread of a virus that has infected an estimated one in 50 citizens before mass vaccinations turn the tide.
  • Britain has been among the countries worst-hit by COVID-19, with the second highest death toll in Europe and an economy that suffered the sharpest contraction of any in the Group of Seven during the first wave of infections last spring.
Published 06 Jan, 2021 10:01am
UK reactivates emergency COVID-19 hospitals, closes London primary schools
World

UK reactivates emergency COVID-19 hospitals, closes London primary schools

  • Britain reactivated emergency hospitals built at the start of the pandemic and shut primary schools in London on Friday to counter the rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus.
  • With more than 50,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the last four days, the health service said it was preparing for an anticipated rush of patients and needed more beds.
Published 02 Jan, 2021 07:20pm
Majority of Americans think the pandemic is getting worse: Poll
World

Majority of Americans think the pandemic is getting worse: Poll

  • According to a recent Gallup poll, a majority of Americans (73%) think that the coronavirus pandemic is getting worse.
  • A majority (72%) of respondents stated that their lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, with 87% stating that this disruption will last beyond the first half of 2021.
Updated 11 Dec, 2020 02:04pm