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WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, Worl...

Taiwan lists 4 more African countries as high-risk due to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has placed six countries in Southern Africa on its high-risk list due to the appearance of a new, heavily mutated variant of COV...

Taiwan lists 6 Southern African countries as high-risk due to new mutant COVID strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has placed six countries in Southern Africa on its high-risk list due to the appearance of a new, heavily mutated variant of COV...

Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variant

Vietnam health minister Nguyen Thanh Long said on Saturday the country has detected a new variant of the coronavirus, a mix of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants that spreads quickly by air, online n...

Two COVID shots effective against India variant - English health body

A double dose of COVID-19 vaccines is almost as effective against the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first identified in India as it is against Britain's dominant strain, English health...

India tops 24 million Covid-19 cases as new variant spreads across globe

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across ...

Philippines reports 52 more cases of South African COVID-19 variant

The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday (March 5), presenting new challenges for a co...

COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes against worrisome virus mutations — and regulators are looking to flu as a blueprint if and when the shots need an upd...

British man in Taiwan dies from mutant UK COVID strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly British man was pronounced dead on Wednesday (Feb. 3), after contracting the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. prior to arriving in Taiwan. On Thursda...

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go o...

Swedish man among Taiwan's 6 imported Covid cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 18) announced six new imported Wuhan coronavirus cases from four countries. On Monday, Health and We...

US to require negative coronavirus test for travelers from Taiwan and elsewhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anyone traveling to the U.S. on an international flight, including from Taiwan, will have to present a negative coronavirus test issued within three days of their departur...

Taiwan reports first case of mutant South African Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 13) reported its first imported case of the new mutant coronavirus strain from South Africa. On Wednesday, Health Minister and Central Epidemi...

Doctor and nurse in Taiwan hospital test positive for Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new domestic coronavirus cases, a doctor and a nurse who work in a northern Taiwan hospital that treats c...

British man in Taiwan critically ill with mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly British man is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the new mutant COVID-19 strain from the U.K. and has been placed on a ventilator. The new str...