Recent surge in India’s Covid cases major contributor to rising global tally: Soumya Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist

India’s recent surge in Covid cases is a major contributor to the rising numbers in the world, WHO‘s chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said. The WHO is alarmed by the rise of numbers in India, along with Indonesia and Nepal, Swaminathan said while speaking at Global Bio-India 2021, an event organised by the Department of […]

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Guinea confirms 3 dead from Ebola, first cases since 2016

CONAKRY: Health officials in Guinea on Sunday confirmed that at least three people have died from Ebola there, the first cases declared since it was one of three West African nations to fight the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic that ended five years ago. An additional four people are confirmed with Ebola, according to a statement […]

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UK says it shares US concerns over WHO COVID-19 mission to China

LONDON: British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he shared concerns about the level of access given to a World Health Organization COVID-19 fact-finding mission to China, echoing criticism from the United States. The White House on Saturday called on China to make available data from the earliest days of the novel coronavirus outbreak, […]

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