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COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 3/3: The poorest countries and issues

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 3/3: The poorest countries and issues

By Dr. Hassan Humeida Port of Kiel, Germany: With the beginning of the activation of the protective vaccine against the coronavirus, other concerns began in the rest of the world, especially in the poor countries. While people in developed countries follow the principle “Do not leave anyone behind you and alone”, people in the world’s […]

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 2/3: Germany and a glimmer of hope

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 2/3: Germany and a glimmer of hope

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida Port of Kiel, Germany: Germany is one of the great world powers that continue to suffer from the coronavirus and its consequences. The rich and powerful country is among the major industrialized countries in the globe, one of the world’s highest-ranked exporter of high quality industrial products. Germany plays the […]

Healthy success: Vietnam is world’s second most successful country in handling CVOVID-19 pandemic

Healthy success: Vietnam is world’s second most successful country in handling CVOVID-19 pandemic

HANOI: Vietnam is Asia’s most successful country in handling the coronavirus pandemic and the world’s second best, a performance index published by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute indicates. The COVID Performance Index – Deconstructing Pandemic Responses showed that countries in Asia-Pacific proved the most successful in dealing with the pandemic, while Europe and the Americas were […]

Oman research project hopes to produce COVID-19 medicine from frankincense

Oman research project hopes to produce COVID-19 medicine from frankincense

MUSCAT, OMAN: Research studies to produce medicines capable of fighting COVID-19 from frankincense trees in Oman,  on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula  in Western Asia, are being undertaken jointly by the University of Nizwa and the University of Oxford. The Frankincense (boswellia saca) trees are most famed for their resin, a milky-white substance extracted by harvesters […]

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

SEOUL: Chong Kun Dang, a South Korean pharmaceutical company, has announced that the effectiveness of COVID-19 treatment “Nafabeltan” at clinical trials has been proven. Nafabeltan is effective in treating COVID-19 patients with more severe conditions. “Nafabeltan has excellent treatment effects for high-risk patients,” an official from Chong Kun Dang said on January 14. COVID-19 patients […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

Vietnam begins Covid-19 vaccine trial on humans

Vietnam begins Covid-19 vaccine trial on humans

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  HANOI: Vietnam on Thursday started the first trial Covid-19 vaccine shots on volunteers. Three people were given the made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine at the Hanoi-based Military Medical Academy this morning, December 17. The volunteers were provided with Nanocovax, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Nanogen Pharmaceutical […]

Bahrain becomes second country in the world to approve use of Pfizer vaccine

Bahrain becomes second country in the world to approve use of Pfizer vaccine

MANAMA: Bahrain’s approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has made it the second country in the world to grant an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the vaccine. The confirmation of approval by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) followed thorough analysis and review undertaken by the authority of all available data. It is Bahrain’s second […]

Vietnam suspends international flights following new COVID-19 wave threats

Vietnam suspends international flights following new COVID-19 wave threats

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Vietnam has had to suspend all incoming commercial flights after a series of new COVID-19 infection cases were reported in Ho Chi Minh, the country’s second biggest city. The decision was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a Tuesday meeting in […]

Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

Second wave of Covid-19 grips Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative  Islamabad: The second wave of novel coronavirus has gripped Pakistan, compelling the government to again close down the educational institutions, impose a ban on visiting the shrines, curtail the business timings and strike ‘smart lockdown’ in specific areas identified as hubs of the pandemic. Pakistan recorded the highest single-day […]

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