Health workforce crisis

It was an opportunity for the National Capital District Provincial Health Authority and the Port Moresby General Hospital management to meet in the hope of setting the pace on improving health service delivery to the 1 million plus residents of the NCD and Central Province and all who seek medical assistance from Port Moresby General Hospital.  

Covid: Hong Kong's hospitals overwhelmed amid spike in cases

The government has admitted it is struggling to contain the fifth wave of infections, fuelled by Omicron. But it has ruled out a city-wide lockdown.

A record 4,285 new cases were reported on Wednesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the local leaders to take "all necessary measures", in a rare intervention.

The comments may signal tighter controls in China's special administrative region, which pursues a zero Covid policy - but without the strict mass testing and lockdowns seen in mainland China.

VIDEO: Scorching temperatures kill hundreds

Local morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life.

Temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) began scorching Karachi over the weekend.

Hours long power outages, typical in Pakistan, also struck the city, leaving fans and air conditioners inoperable as the majority of people in the Muslim country abstain from food or water during the holy month of Ramadan.