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Indonesia approves first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

Jakarta has stressed the importance of developing national vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic

Tibetans reveal harsh conditions under China’s zero COVID policy

The Chinese government ordered the lockdown of Lhasa but did not prepare for it in advance, sources said

Don’t let the ‘new normal’ go back to careless past, says...

“Let us have the goodwill, the determination, and the heroism to say, ‘let the new normal be more caring,'” he said

Video: Doctors, nurses, ‘angels’ at the side of the helpless

Pope Francis says the global health crisis reaffirms that "one does not come out alone" but "taking the other by the hand”

Thailand to drop mask rule, foreign tourist registration

Thailand's relaxation on facemasks comes after similar moves by regional peers including Cambodia and Singapore

Caritas calls for waiver of trade-related COVID-19 vaccine property rights

Caritas said it is “a basic right for every person to have access to healthcare in all circumstances, especially during pandemics”

Shanghai eases COVID curbs in step towards ending lockdown

After some rules were gradually relaxed, authorities began allowing residents in areas deemed low-risk to move around the city freely

Pandemic creates new billionaires as more countries log higher poverty rates

573 people became new billionaires during the pandemic, at the rate of one every 30 hours

Shanghai says ‘zero-Covid’ achieved but millions still in lockdown

Confronted with its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, China put the city of 25 million under heavy restrictions

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 death in ‘explosive’ outbreak

North Korea has been under a rigid coronavirus blockade since the start of the pandemic in 2020

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