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CCMC recommends ministries to take additional measures to control spread of COVID-19

The COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) has recommended the Ministry of Health and Population to ensure effective control, prevention and treatment of coronavirus. The CCMC meeting held amidst the sharp rise of coronavirus on Sunday urged the Health Ministry to raise public awareness and arrange prompt procurement and smooth supply ...

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Germany assessing reliability of antibody tests for Omicron – minister

FRANKFURT, Jan 10: Germany will study how reliable rapid antigen tests are in detecting the fast-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Sunday. “We do not know exactly how well these tests work for Omicron,” Lauterbach said on public broadcasting channel ARD, adding the results of ...

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Omicron-related disruptions cause over 4,000 flight cancellations to kick off 2022

an 3: Over 4,000 flights were cancelled around the world on Sunday, more than half of them U.S. flights, adding to the toll of holiday week travel disruptions due to adverse weather and the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant. The flights cancelled by 8 pm GMT ...

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Afghanistan recorded highest number of child casualties since 2005: UNICEF

NEW YORK, Jan 2: Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), stressing children are dying and suffering because of the “callousness” and every effort should be made to keep these children safe from harm. “Afghanistan, for example, has the ...

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Britain exceeds 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time

LONDON, Dec 23: Britain reported more than 100,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since widespread testing was introduced, with 106,122 on Wednesday compared with 90,629 on Tuesday. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has driven a surge in cases in the last seven days, with the ...

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India’s Modi calls meeting of state chiefs on fighting Omicron variant

NEW DELHI, Dec 23: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold discussions with state chiefs on Thursday on containing the possible surge of Omicron cases ahead of the festive season, as gatherings in public spaces and markets gain momentum. India has recorded 236 Omicron coronavirus cases across 16 ...

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Nepal records 274 new cases, 270 recoveries and three deaths on Friday

Nepal recorded 274 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday along with 270 recoveries and three deaths, according to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). As many as 9,016 swab samples were tested for COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 269 PCR and five ...

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Germany supports Nepal with more than 4.1 million doses of Moderna, J&J vaccines

Germany provided more than 401 million doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to Nepal on Thursday. About 1,965,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine as well as 2,176,650 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were provided by Germany to Nepal through the multilateral vaccine platform COVAX this week. ...

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Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

Dec 8: As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-dominating delta overthrow it? Some scientists, poring over ...

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Exclusive: Up to 1 million COVID vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

DAKAR, Dec 8: Up to one million COVID-19 vaccines are estimated to have expired in Nigeria last month without being used, two sources told Reuters, one of the biggest single losses of doses that shows the difficulty African nations have getting shots in arms. Governments on the continent of over ...

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