healthcare in the East

Saudi woman gives birth to 5 sets of twins

Saudi woman gives birth to 5 sets of twins

A Saudi woman has given birth to 5 sets of twins in a natural childbirth, a local newspaper has reported. The 34-year-old woman, who became a mother 12 years ago, gave the birth at the King Salman Armed Forces Hospital in …

"Omicron" reaches Beijing

"Omicron" reaches Beijing

The first case of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in the Chinese capital, Beijing, yesterday, the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. "On January 15, at 19:29 (14:29 Moscow …

Turkey registers 75,564 daily COVID-19 cases

Turkey registers 75,564 daily COVID-19 cases

Turkey on Thursday reported 75,564 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 10,271,240, according to its health ministry. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 153 to 84,278, while 51,675 more people recovered in …

Turkey logs record daily COVID-19 cases at almost 78,000

Turkey logs record daily COVID-19 cases at almost 78,000

Turkey recorded 77,722 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, its highest daily figure of the pandemic, data showed, while the health minister said the Omicron variant would reduce the severity of the pandemic due to a lower hospitalisation …

COVID-19 cases jump in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

COVID-19 cases jump in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Central Asian neighbours Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan reported jumps in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as both countries said the Omicron variant of the virus was now spreading on their territories. Kyrgyzstan reported its first cases of …

Israel opens for Sputnik V vaccinated

Israel opens for Sputnik V vaccinated

Israel opened its borders for foreign citizens vaccinated against coronavirus with a number of drugs, including the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the country's Foreign Ministry said. "To enter Israel, all foreign …

Japan to create lifelong COVID-19 vaccine

Japan to create lifelong COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers in Tokyo are developing a “dream” COVID-19 vaccine that offers lifetime efficacy, in what would be a game-changer as the fight against the coronavirus drags on into its third year, The Japan Times reports.  …

Turkey eyes supplying its coronavirus vaccine to Azerbaijan

Turkey eyes supplying its coronavirus vaccine to Azerbaijan

Within the framework of the scientific cooperation platform, Turkey plans to supply the TURKOVAC coronavirus vaccine to Azerbaijan, head of the Turkish Health Institute Erhan Akdogan said. "We are also working to provide the …

Israel tests 4th COVID vaccine dose, awaits ministry green light

Israel tests 4th COVID vaccine dose, awaits ministry green light

An Israeli hospital administered fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday to a test group, as the country considers approving the measure for vulnerable populations in a bid to outpace a surge in infections fuelled by the Omicron variant. …

NHL players not to compete at Beijing Olympics

NHL players not to compete at Beijing Olympics

National Hockey League (NHL) players will not take part in the men's ice hockey tournament at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL announced that it will opt out because of the "regular-season …

Turkish vaccine Turkovac receives emergency approval

Turkish vaccine Turkovac receives emergency approval

Turkey’s domestically-made COVID-19 vaccine Turkovac has received emergency use approval, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Wednesday. Koca was speaking at the production facility of the vaccine, as he said public …

Israeli ministers approve capping in-office workforce at 50%

Israeli ministers approve capping in-office workforce at 50%

The Israeli Cabinet ministers approved the reduction in physical presence to 50% in places of work in the government and public sector.   As part of the decision, ministry director generals and independent subsidiary unit …

Israel Cabinet approves adding 10 countries to travel ban list

Israel Cabinet approves adding 10 countries to travel ban list

The Israeli cabinet approved recommendations by health officials to add the U.S., Canada and eight other countries to a list of banned travel destinations due to the spread of the omicron variant. The decision is slated to take effect …