Dynamic-zero remains best approach

Omicron would overwhelm health system without controls, study finds Medical workers transfer a COVID-19 patient in East China's Shanghai, May 9, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The latest model by Chinese and United States scientists shows that the Omicron variant would place a severe strain on China's healthcare system and cause around 1.55 million deaths if […]

Nation confident that dynamic response will be able to control Omicron wave

Medical workers take swab samples from people for nucleic acid test at Shibei district, Qingdao city, East China's Shandong province, March 15, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The country's daily caseload of novel coronavirus infections has hovered above 1,000 for four consecutive days, with 1,860 new local symptomatic cases announced on Tuesday. Negligible as this may […]

Japan reports over 70,000 new virus cases, new all-time high

People wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian crossing, Jan 18, 2022, in Tokyo.  (EUGENE HOSHIKO /AP) SYDNEY / JERUSALEM / DHAKA / JAKARTA / SINGAPORE / ANKARA / HANOI / NEW DELHI / VIENTIANE / WELLINGTON / MANILA / ISLAMABAD / TOKYO / SUVA  – Japan confirmed 71,620 new COVID-19 cases across […]

Japan’s Kyoto, Fukuoka prefectures find Omicron cases

Pedestrians wait to cross the street in Shibuya district of Tokyo on Dec 11, 2021. (PHILIP FONG / AFP) TOKYO / BAGHDAD / KATHMANDU – Japan's Kyoto and Fukuoka prefectures detected new infections involving the Omicron coronavirus variant, including cases of possible community transmission, a government representative and local media said on Saturday. Kyoto prefecture […]