COVID: Scientists tracking highly mutated BA.2.86 coronavirus variant found in four countries

Scientists are tracking a highly mutated variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 to understand the extent it can spread or the manner in which it can react against human immunity.

COVID-19: WHO tracking EG.5 ‘variant of interest’, says Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization is currently tracking several COVID-19 “variants of interest”, including EG.5, which is on the rise in several countries.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong tests positive for COVID-19

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia.

COVID-19 in India: Are unvaccinated Indians making the new wave worse?

As daily COVID-19 figures in India creep up — more than 11,000 cases recorded in the past 24 hours — one wonders if the Indian reluctance to be vaccinated could have something to do with this unwelcome uptick.

India sees sharp jump in COVID cases; over 7,000 recorded in 24 hours

India recorded a single-day rise of 7,830 new covid cases today, the highest in 223 days. Active cases in the country have increased to 40,215 according to data released by the Health Ministry.

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