Only deaths resulting directly from respiratory failure due to a coronavirus infection will be counted as COVID-19 deaths under new Chinese rules. With the new guidelines in place, cases have risen but deaths declined.
The head of the world health body said an estimated 90% of people had some resistance to COVID-19 but infections are up, and he warned of new variants. News China may loosen COVID-19 measures was welcomed by the WHO.
29 Jul 2022
One year after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which came into force on January 1, 2021, Nigeria continues to lag behind in making the trade agreement operational owing to structural challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, and lack of consensus on trade protocols and strategy among stakeholders.
28 Jul 2022
After some short-lived optimism that the worst of the COVID pandemic might be over, health experts are warning that the peak of the seventh wave has yet to arrive.
17 Jul 2022
Christian Karagiannidis is a member of Germany's COVID-19 expert council. He explains which comorbidities increase the risk of a patient falling seriously ill.
24 May 2022
Austria is dropping its mask wearing mandate for the time being — but expects the measure to be reintroduced after the summer. Swedish officials are also preparing for a new infection spike in autumn. Follow DW for more.
9 Apr 2022
Most people in Germany support the government's coronavirus policies. But a small, yet vocal, minority rejects vaccinations, masks and distancing rules — and denies the existence of the virus. The conflict has changed Germany's social climate.
5 Apr 2022
The World Ahead: 2022 is a book built on more than three decades of publishing success that considered the unpredictable “new normal” that is emerging as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and what it means for politics, economics, business, science, and culture.
3 Apr 2022
Even as it said Germany likely passed the peak of omicron infections, the Robert Koch Institute warned coronavirus cases remained high. Despite this, the country is considering relaxing quarantine rules.
20 Feb 2022
Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for COVID-19
2 Feb 2022
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20 Jan 2022
Germany is planning to impose mandatory coronavirus vaccinations. Thousands of people have gone to the streets to show their disapproval, but the government says the country is not divided. DW correspondent Thomas Sparrow discusses.