Hong Kong considers shorter Covid-19 quarantine for travellers: John Lee

Hong Kong will look into shortening Covid-19 quarantine requirements for travellers, while still aiming to curb the spread of the virus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, the city's new leader John Lee said on Tuesday (July 5) Lee spoke at his first weekly news conference as the city's chief executive after being sworn in...

In Shanghai, lockdown blues make way for Covid-19 testing gripes

A man has a swab collected at a nucleic acid testing site in Lujiazui financial district after the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak was lifted in Shanghai, China, on June 2, 2022.Reuters Shanghai residents' relief over the easing of a two-month Covid-19 lockdown is giving way to frustration as they face...

Second booster shields elderly from Covid-19 but protection wanes quickly: Study

A vial of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is seen as medical staff are vaccinated at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel on Dec 19, 2020. A fourth dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine lowered rates of Covid-19 among the elderly but the protection against infection appeared short-lived, a large study in...

EXID’s Solji Tests Positive For COVID-19

We hope she recovers soon! According to C-JeS Entertainment, EXID’s Solji has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They announced that she would be canceling schedules to follow with the quarantine guidelines. Below is the full statement. Solji tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. She has currently completed the second dose of the vaccine. We will be canceling all schedules to...

China reports first Covid-19 deaths in more than a year

Mainland China reported its first Covid-19 deaths in more than a year on Saturday (March 19), according to a post on the National Health Commission's website that said two people died in the northeastern region of Jilin. China reported only two covid deaths for all of 2021, the last of those on Jan. 25. The country...

Neurological problems no higher after vaccination; depression, anxiety risk tied to Covid-19 severity

The following is a summary of some recent studies on Covid-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Neurological risks not higher after Covid-19 vaccines Covid-19 vaccination did not increase risks for rare neurological conditions among more than eight million people who...

Chen Xiuhuan Covid-19 free after day 6 but she’s not heading out just yet

Instagram/Chen Xiuhan Being in quarantine for days can feel like a lifetime, and while most of us can't wait to regain our freedom, this local actress has decided to stay indoors for a little longer. After six days of isolation, Chen Xiuhan is finally Covid-19 free and announced the good news today (March 16) on her Instagram.   She wrote: "Finally passed exams!...

South Korea Covid-19 cases, deaths shoot up to record levels

People wait in a line to undergo coronavirus disease (Covid-19) testing at a temporary testing site set up at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Dec 8, 2021.Reuters South Korea reported a record 621,328 new daily Covid-19 cases, and a daily record 429 deaths, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on...

IVE’s Gaeul Tests Positive For COVID-19

K-Pop girl group IVE’s Gaeul has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Starship Entertainment, she tested positive through a self-diagnosis kit and immediately went to the hospital for a rapid antigen test, confirming a positive result. Below is the official statement. Hello, this is Starship Entertainment. We would like to inform you that IVE’s Gaeul has been diagnosed...

Covid-19 cruise ship from Hong Kong ‘inspires’ new tourist park in Cambodia

The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Feb 16, 2020.Reuters It is almost 9,700km (6,000 miles) from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, as the crow flies (assuming that crow makes it through Ukrainian airspace), and eight decades separate World War II and the Age of...