UK's autumn Covid vaccination campaign buoyed by Omicron booster nod
While the original Covid-19 vaccines continue to provide good protection against hospitalisation and death, vaccines have become less effective as the virus has evolved.
Omicron BA.5 wave in Malaysia under control, says Khairy
The health minister says Malaysia is facing 'a small but prolonged wave' this time around.
China's Hainan expands Covid lockdowns to more areas to quell outbreak
China has reported 807 locally transmitted Covid infections for Aug 7, of which were 324 symptomatic and 483 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission says.
Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with Covid
Japan's tally of Covid cases has surged past those of other countries as the full impact of the BA.4 and BA.5 variants dominating around the world hits home.
NZ Covid numbers trending lower
The health ministry says it appears that the country's latest Covid-19 wave has peaked.
Australia's winter Covid wave may have peaked early, health minister says
Health officials predicted the latest wave could peak only later this month, with some states expecting the spike in infection rates and hospital admissions to ease by late August.
Hong Kong lowers age for Sinovac vaccine shot to six months
Adults and children in the Asian financial hub, which retains some of the world's toughest Covid precautions, are required to have at least three coronavirus vaccine shots.
'Living with Covid': Where the pandemic could go next
The potential wild card remains whether a new variant will emerge that out-competes currently dominant Omicron subvariants.
If you're high-risk, don't wait for updated Covid jabs, experts say
Given the current surge and people's waning immunity, experts say the best booster for those at risk is the one at hand.
No new daily Covid cases in Macau for first time in over a month
The tally of infections since June 18 stood at 1,816, the government said in a statement, as the city grapples with the fast-spreading Omicron variant for the first time.
Covid infections fall in NZ, worst case scenario likely avoided
Once regarded as a model for preventing Covid infection, New Zealand's swift response to the pandemic and its geographic isolation kept it largely free from the virus until the end of last year.
Australia's Covid hospital admissions, deaths rise as variant surges
Nearly 5,600 patients infected with Covid are in hospital while 100 new deaths were reported, just short of a record 102 deaths.