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Beyond Delta, scientists are watching new coronavirus variants

CHICAGO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spawned a Greek alphabet of variants - a naming system used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to track concerning new ...

5 things to know about Delta variant

LOS ANGELES (Taiwan News) — The notorious Delta coronavirus variant (B.1.617.2) is quickly becoming the dominant strain around the world, driving the resurgence of cases in countries like India ...

Springboks coach positive for virus, outbreaks in 3 teams

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber and four more of his players have tested positive for the coronavirus, while there were also outbreaks in the Georgia squad and in...

Taiwan disease expert opposes prolonging Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the outbreak of the Delta strain of COVID-19, an epidemiologist on Wednesday (June 30) urged the government not to further increase preventive measures or p...

Former VP urges Taiwan to acquire massive amount of vaccines ASAP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Tuesday (June 29) suggested that Taiwan acquire a large number of vaccine doses as soon as possible. Amid Taiwan...

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The m...

Coronavirus 'still has the upper hand,' warns WHO Europe head

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned European countries against becoming complacent in their efforts to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Across the continent, governments have bee...

Health experts say India missed early alarm, let deadly coronavirus variant spread

A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbr...

Senate bill calls for investigation into Wuhan lab leak, US funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Senate's newly passed China competition bill presses for an investigation into the possibility that COVID-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan and the extent to which...

COVID: India is 'at a critical juncture,' says WHO chief scientist

India recorded 362,727 new COVID-19 infections and 4,120 deaths in the past 24 hours, marking the second straight day in which the country's virus-related deaths exceeded the 4,000 mark. The surg...

Scientists say India government ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian officials in early March of a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus taking hold in the country, five scientists who a...

India's neighbors on alert for 'double mutant' COVID variant

As India's second coronavirus wave surges across the country, neighbors such as Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan are also reporting a recent increase in new cases. This has prompted authorities in ...

Northern Nevada confirms its 1st case of COVID-19 UK variant

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed the first northern Nevada case of a COVID-19 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, and they are trying to determine if the infection linked t...

Does the WHO trust China on COVID?

As Europe marks a year under coronavirus mitigation measures, it is clear that the battle against the pandemic is far from over. In an interview with DW's Conflict Zone, the World Health Organiza...

UK COVID-19 infections falling as govt mulls easing lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Clear evidence emerged Friday that the rate of coronavirus infections across the U.K. is falling sharply, just days before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines a roadmap for pot...