Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesia detects first omicron case in hospital worker

Indonesia has detected its first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in a cleaning worker at a hospital in Jakarta, the country's health minister said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccination of under-12s starts in handful of EU countries

Greece and a handful of other European Union members began vaccinating children aged 5-11 on Wednesday against COVID-19 as governments brace for the holiday season and the spread of the omicron variant.

Vaccination

In world first, Cuba starts COVID jabs for toddlers

Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against COVID-19, using home-grown jabs not recognized by the World Health Organization.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge.

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