With city cases having doubled in four years, now is the time to face the problem, monitor public wellness and reach out to those who require support.
Only through cooperation and trust, rather than tension and hostility, can the global pandemic be overcome.
The city has a well-organised plan to deal with infectious diseases, so there is no need to panic over a single occurrence of an illness that is not easily spread and seldom fatal
Any cough syrup must have a certificate of analysis issued by a government laboratory before it is exported, effective June 1, the government said.
WHO member countries have begun negotiations towards an international agreement aimed to ensure the world is better equipped to prevent or more effectively respond the next time a pandemic hits.
The new agreement calls for a seven-day ceasefire to begin 48 hours after signing. Numerous previous ceasefire agreements were violated. The fighting has displaced more than a million people.
Chief Executive John Lee says he was relieved when Covid-19 lost its status as public health emergency of international concern.
Such diet products probably don’t help reduce body fat in the long term and instead are linked with a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Philippine hospitals are in a critical condition as rich nations offer high salaries and residency to tempt the best nurses abroad.
The disease, formerly known as monkeypox, spreads through direct contact with body fluids and causes flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions.
In lowering the coronavirus alert level from ‘critical’ to plainly ‘alert’ starting on June 1, health authorities will also lift mask mandates in pharmacies and small clinics.
Chinese University study shows most interviewees consistently backed practices such as wearing masks in public places, using alcohol-based sanitisers.
Residents advised to get vaccines and booster shots to keep themselves safe because ‘battle is far from over’.
Experts highlight present coronavirus-related death rate as small compared to potential number of infections.
The WHO’s emergency committee first declared that Covid-19 represented its highest level of alert more than three years ago.
Centre for Health Protection says man, 34, epidemiologically linked to patient who had tested positive last week.
Samples taken from 47 cities in 16 countries including the US and Australia revealed the substances, according to research by the University of Queensland.
Reintroducing mask mandate will have negative impact on society, Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau says.
WHO chief says hopeful of moving out of Covid emergency phase ‘sometime this year’.
A batch of cough syrup – manufactured by QP Pharmachem, based in Punjab and exported to the Marshall Islands and Micronesia – was contaminated with unacceptable amounts of ingredients toxic to humans.
The WHO warned that technicians had been ejected from the national health facility, but did not say which of the two warring sides had captured it.
Family Planning Association of Hong Kong says number of tests carried out at its centres has dropped over past five years.
Fijian doctor Temo Waqanivalu was dismissed ‘following findings of sexual misconduct against him and corresponding disciplinary process’.
Army chief General Abdel Fattah Burhan said he would facilitate the evacuation of Chinese, American, British and French citizens and diplomats from Sudan.
Survey by Chinese University of 10,000 people said to be Asia’s largest study of those with long Covid.
The fisheries ministry and coastguard will check to ensure merchants are properly labelling imported seafood – they could face 7 years in prison or a fine of up to US$75,392.
In the last 28 days, more than 23,000 deaths and three million new cases have been reported to the World Health Organization.
Experts say H3N8 bird flu variant is rarely fatal, does not spread easily and there is no need for public alarm.
World Health Organization confirms death of 56-year-old patient in Guangdong province but stresses likelihood of human-to-human transmission remains low.
On Friday, India saw the highest daily case count since September, so federal government urge states to dramatically increase testing.