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Montevideo, September 29th 2022 - 17:58 UTC

Tag: UK health authorities

  • Friday, January 7th 2022 - 20:49 UTC

    First fatal victim of bird flu reported in UK

    There is no evidence that this strain detected in the UK can spread from person to person, Oliver said

    British health authorities Friday reported what seems to be the first fatal case in humans of the H5N1 variant of bird flu, which rarely infects humans, but when it does, it has a mortality rate of about 60%.

  • Saturday, March 21st 2020 - 09:17 UTC

    Cabo Verde closes all borders and restricts flights; Falklands air link disrupted

    Following the confirmation of  a first Covid 19 case, Cabo Verde has closed all sea borders and restricted flights

    Authorities of Cape Verde have closed all sea borders and have restricted flights from the UK, US, Canada and a number of other European countries from 18 March. As of 18 March, only a restricted number of flights are allowed into the country to enable visitors to return home. This follows confirmation of a Covid 19 case in the former Portuguese colony.