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SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong to kick off a clinical trial of an Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine for booster use in Hong Kong, China

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 4 July 2022 - A kick off ceremony was held at Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong (Gleneagles or GHK) for initiating a clinical trial to assess the safety and immunogenicit...

North Korea COVID admission reveals 'serious health situation'

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic began to spread across the world, North Korea confirmed on Thursday the first case of the illness within its borders. By Friday morning, the governme...

EU dallies on recognizing ASEAN COVID vaccine passports

The EU currently recognizes COVID passport certificates issued by only three countries from Southeast Asia, despite a surge in outbound travel from the region as pandemic restrictions are lifted. ...

Hong Kong's zero-COVID strategy under pressure as cases soar

Hong Kong reported a record 614 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, healthauthorities said, in the biggest test yet for the city's zero-COVID strategy as it grapples to contain a growing outbreak. Th...

Hong Kong's zero-COVID strategy under pressure as cases soar

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong reported a record 614 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, health authorities said, in the biggest test yet for the city's zero-COVID strategy as it grapples to contain a g...

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia kicked off a COVID-19 booster campaign for the general public on Wednesday, prioritizing third shots for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. ...

Asia keeps omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Much of Asia has largely managed to keep omicron at bay even as the variant rages in other parts of the world, but the region that is home to most of the globe’s population is br...

Study finds 3rd dose of China's Sinovac ineffective against Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study by two Hong Kong universities released this week found that three doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) failed to provide sufficient antibodies to fend...

Study finds China's Sinovac null for antibodies to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study released by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) this week found that no one who received two doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) had developed antibodi...

Taiwan reports 1st breakthrough case with 3 doses of Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Nov. 19) reported the first case of a breakthrough infection in a person who had received three doses of Chi...

Turkey to start administering Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s health minister announced Wednesday that the country will start administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to people who received their second d...

Taiwan reports 1st mixed Sinovac, Sinopharm breakthrough case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) reported the first case of a breakthrough infection in a person who had received one dose each of C...

5 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported that five of the seven imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated wi...

Latest Sinovac breakthrough case imported to Taiwan from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) reported that two out of four of the imported COVID-19 infections had received doses of China's Sinovac...

3 Sinovac breakthrough cases imported to Taiwan from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 25) reported that three of the five imported breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated with ...