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Nearly half of reported Omicron cases in Africa – WHO

Ten African countries account for 46% of Omicron cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization. It says the majority of these countries are within southern Africa, where scientists are being extra-vigilant for other cases and are analysing samples to check
December 9, 2021

Europeans urged to wear masks for family Christmas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Europeans to wear masks during family gatherings at Christmas. It said Europe was at “high risk” of a new wave of coronavirus infections in the early part of 2021, as transmission of the virus remained
December 16, 2020

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial

The World Health Organization has temporarily paused the use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as part of a global effort to find a cure for Covid-19. The organisation’s executive board made the decision following a study published in the medical journal The Lancet
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: ‘A third world war without the bombs’

African Union official and former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is the latest politician to deploy the language of war when it comes to talking about coronavirus. Mr Odinga, who is the AU’s high representative on infrastructure, said the pandemic was like
May 6, 2020

Can you catch coronavirus twice?

It’s the question that everyone wants a clear answer to and has come up in today’s UK government briefing. Members of the public are allowed to submit questions to the briefing now and Ashley in Yorkshire asked whether people can catch the
May 2, 2020

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