Gulf Times - epidemic
India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

India races to find UK arrivals to halt new virus strain

Indian authorities were trying Wednesday to track down tens of thousands of people who entered the country from Britain in recent weeks as cases of a new and fast-spreading coronavirus strain ...

Mystery still shrouds Covid-19 origin

Mystery still shrouds Covid-19 origin

While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where it came from.

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

Aviation needs confidence to take off again: industry chief

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt airlines an unprecedented blow -- to get back in business they will have to reinstill confidence in travellers and avoid a patchwork of restrictions ...

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

Testing times for India in race to head off coronavirus epidemic

India, like a lot of countries plunged into crisis by the pandemic, is struggling to ramp up testing for the coronavirus, but in few places would the odds of containing the disease ...

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of ‘martyrs’ who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment.

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

China virus fight sparks outcry over female frontline staff

China virus fight sparks outcry over female frontline staff

China's fight against the coronavirus epidemic has triggered anger over the neglect of frontline female workers who have struggled to access menstrual products ...

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods

China's official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported.

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the disease that has killed hundreds.

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

China on Monday extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic, as the death toll spiked to 81 despite unprecedented quarantine measures and travel lockdowns.

Epidemic response group says starts work on 3 possible China virus vaccines

Epidemic response group says starts work on 3 possible China virus vaccines

Three separate research teams are to start work on developing potential vaccines against the new coronavirus that is causing a disease epidemic in China, a global coalition set up to fight diseases said on Thursday.

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

Death toll from Samoa measles epidemic reaches 25

A measles epidemic in Samoa has now claimed 25 lives, with children bearing the brunt of the deadly outbreak, official data in the Pacific island nation showed Monday.