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Recovered COVID cases in Taiwan can avoid contact quarantine for 3 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that people who have contracted COVID in Taiwan do not to be listed as contacts of cases for three months and can ...

Germany's top court OKs vaccine mandate for health workers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court said Thursday it has approved rules requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Federal Constitutional Court announced that it h...

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing com...

Tea and infomercials: N. Korea fights COVID with few tools

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On a recent nighttime visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader's lieutenants have quarant...

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 cases as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scra...

Ashley Biden positive for COVID-19, skips Latin America trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ashley Biden, the daughter of President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, has COVID-19 and is no longer accompanying her mother on a trip through Latin America, the White House said Wednesda...

Service Robotics Market Size Expected by Forecast 2031 With SWOT Analysis, Global Share, Trends, Growth 2021-2027

The global service robotics market was valued US$ 20.4 Billion in 2020 and is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period. Service robots have witnessed widespread acceptance among ...

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manag...

Intentions to receive vaccines are associated with the intensity of the pandemic waves and the toughness of anti-pandemic measures; A "rising then declining" trend was observed in vaccine hesitancy, PolyU study finds

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 17 May 2022 - Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Hong Kong has recorded a total of 9,000 COVID deaths and more than one million infections in more...

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend p...

Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate because its COVID-19 outbreak is increasing under control, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday. However, a mask mandate remains i...

Normal still "far away" in Shanghai despite prized 'zero COVID' status

Shanghai achieved on Tuesday the long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones but most residents will have to put up with confinement for a whil...

Shares recover even as growth, inflation fears linger

Global shares recovered on Tuesday on optimism about an easing of China’s crackdowns on tech and COVID-19, but concerns about rising prices and slowing growth worldwide set a nervy tone elsewher...

Taiwan further tightens hospitalization rules for COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities announced on Tuesday (May 17) that only COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms will be admitted to hospitals amid a spike in cases. The Central E...

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic ...