China shares slide as regulatory clampdown spooks investors, education firms dive

SHANGHAI — Chinese shares slumped on Monday as investor worries over the impact of government regulations kneecapped the education and property sectors, after Beijing...

Some Americans could need COVID-19 vaccine booster — Fauci

WASHINGTON — Top infectious disease official Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said on Sunday that Americans who are immunocompromised may end up needing coronavirus disease...

Asian COVID epicenter of Indonesia extends curbs by a week

JAKARTA — Indonesia extended its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions by a week to Aug. 2 on Sunday to try to curb infections, after the government said it would...

CDC pressured to revise mask guidance amid variants

A GROWING number of public-health experts are urging the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear face masks in public amid the resurgence of virus cases fed by the delta variant.

Australians may face longer lockdown after mass protests

MELBOURNE — Australia’s New South Wales logged its second-highest daily increase in locally acquired coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases of the year on Sunday amid fears of a wave of new infections after thousands of people joined an anti-lockdown protest.

Vietnam says more US vaccine donations expected after first 5-M doses

HANOI — The United States is considering giving more coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam, its ambassador to the United States said on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country struggles to control outbreaks of the fast-spreading Delta variant of the virus.

Pfizer shot just 39% effective in halting Delta, Israel says

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine was just 39% effective in keeping people from getting infected by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks,...

Cambodia’s cyclos bring meals on three wheels to virus-hit Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH - "Take what you need, donate what you can" is the slogan written on a glass fronted cabinet full of food, water...

Taiwan to ease COVID-19 restrictions as cases drop

TAIPEI - Taiwan will ease its COVID-19 restrictions from next week though some will remain in place, the government said on Friday, with rapidly...

S.Korea vows to shut down labour rally as violation of COVID restrictions

SEOUL - The South Korean government on Friday warned the country's main labour federation to cancel a planned rally in defiance of a ban...

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