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Tag: COVID-19

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2023 - 09:05 UTC

    Covid-19 understaffed Gatwick Airport adopts contingency plan

    Ryanair announced it would not abide by the restrictions

    Authorities at London's Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest in the British capital, have announced a cap on the number of flights this week due to understaffed air traffic control operations amid an outbreak of Covid-19. A daily 800-flight limit affecting both departures and arrivals has been imposed until Sunday.

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  • Tuesday, September 19th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    India ups security measures to contain spread of Nipah virus

    There is no vaccine against Nipah. WHO lists it as a possible cause of a pandemic alongside Covid-19 and other pathogens

    Indian health authorities are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the highly lethal Nipah virus after a sixth person was confirmed to be infected with it in the State of Kerala, where on-site activity at all educational facilities has been banned.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Deadly virus leads to Covid-19-like measures in India

    There is no vaccine for Nipah and mortality has been estimated at 70%

    Indian authorities have closed schools and offices in the southern State of Kerala in a move to stop the spread of the Nipah virus, which has already caused two deaths. At least seven villages in the Kozhikode district were declared as containment zones, Kerala Health Minister Veena George also explained.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    FDA approves latest Covid-19 vaccines

    “This decision comes at a time when Covid-19 cases are once again climbing,” Bourla said

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the latest versions of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna which target newer variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it was announced Monday. However, this time around, the US federal government is not covering the costs of the shots. The full price is expected to range between US$ 110 and US$ 130 per dose, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Fears of another outbreak of Covid 19 in Europe this coming winter

    Two new variants of the virus are on the rise worldwide. One of them is BA.2.86, also known as Pirola, WHO has classified as a “variant under monitoring.”

    The COVID-19 pandemic is officially over and the World Health Organization has declared it finished. Other news items have long superseded the coronavirus in the headlines. But in several European mainland countries, there is concern since the number of recorded infections has been rising in recent weeks

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    WHO concerned about Covid-19 cases mounting again

    “Please don't wait to get an additional dose if it is recommended for you,” Tedros stressed

    World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday warned of a rise in deaths and admissions to intensive care units (ICU) of patients with Covid-19 and insisted the malady was “here to stay.” Hence, more tools were needed to fight it.

  • Saturday, August 26th 2023 - 16:46 UTC

    WHO issues update on Covid-19 as cases multiply globally

    The increase in cases has been linked to sublineages of the Omicron variant gaining predominance in virus transmission.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest weekly report on Covid-19 that nearly 1.5 million new cases of the malady and over 2,000 deaths had been confirmed globally. The WHO also issued an alert over the appearance of a new strain in several countries.

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 15:51 UTC

    Exclusive images from Uruguay's heroic cruise ship rescue revealed

    The movie has interviews with Salinas, Talvi, the doctor who took care of the sick people on the cruise, the passengers, and the current Health Minister, Karina Rando.

    Almost two years after the documentary “Greg Mortimer: In Search of a Land of Solidarity” (Greg Mortimer: En busca de una tierra solidaria in Spanish) was premiered in cinemas, the former Health Minister of Uruguay, Daniel Salinas, shared some new pictures from the time when the country helped people on a cruise ship stuck due to COVID-19. He posted these pictures on his X account (which used to be called Twitter).

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    New Covid-19 subvariant detected in Argentina

    Eris is feared to cause an increase in the incidence of cases and become dominant in some countries or even globally

    Argentine health authorities have confirmed the detection in the South American country of the new Eris subvariant of the Covid-19 virus. The cases were confirmed in Cordoba and in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, it was reported. EG.5, a sublineage of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, has already been found in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 08:51 UTC

    Number of kids vaccinated against Covid-19 going down in Brazil

    Brazil recorded 80 deaths of children up to 4 years old between January 1 and July 11, 2023

    According to a study released Friday, the number of Brazilian children aged between 6 months and 5 years old who have taken at least two doses of Covid-19 vaccine has gone down, Agencia Brasil reported.