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Video: Pope Francis offers prayers for healthcare workers in poor countries

This April, Pope Francis is praying for healthcare workers, especially those who help the sick and elderly in poor countries

China reports 20,000 daily COVID cases, most since start of pandemic

The country's "zero-COVID" strategy has come under immense strain as cases spike

Political leaders, Big Pharma betray promises of fair recovery from pandemic...

States, “alongside corporate titans,” have driven deeper global inequality “in what amounts to one of the greatest betrayals of our times”

Half of Shanghai in lockdown to curb COVID-19 outbreak

Authorities are imposing a two-phase lockdown of the city of about 25 million people to carry out mass testing

Indonesia scraps travel quarantine, eases curbs on Ramadan traditions

The easing of restrictions follows a decline in COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian archipelago

Dominican priest helps COVID-19-affected families in Pakistan

Pakistan ranks eighth on the Global Slavery Index with an estimated 3.2 million people living in modern slavery and labor exploitation

Nearly 30 million under lockdown in China as virus surges

Scenes of closed neighborhoods, panic buying and police cordons cast back to the early phase of the pandemic, which first emerged in China

China’s biggest COVID surge in two years brings new measures, anxiety

Authorities are now avoiding the implementation of mass city-wide lockdowns seen previously in favor of a more focused response

Elderly care homes in eye of Hong Kong’s deadly COVID storm

In less than three months, the fifth wave's 600,000 confirmed infections have eclipsed the 12,000 recorded in the pandemic's first two years

Macau diocese to offer special prayers for sick in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is now the throes of its worst-ever coronavirus outbreak fuelled by the extremely contagious Omicron variant

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