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Three 'classic' Covid symptoms that have changed with Omicron

Three 'classic' Covid symptoms that have changed with Omicron

According to a Covid expert, continuous cough, a fever and loss of taste or smell - which were identified at the start of the pandemic - are now less common. UK epidemiologist and professor Tim Spector explained that the “virus …

Cyprus to lift restrictions on vaccinated travelers in March

Cyprus to lift restrictions on vaccinated travelers in March

Cyprus will lift all entry requirements on March 1 for inbound travelers who have a valid vaccination certificate showing they received a booster shot, the country's tourism minister said. Cyprus currently requires individuals to …

WHO has all data on Sputnik V - health minister

WHO has all data on Sputnik V - health minister

Russia has passed to the World Health Organization (WHO) all data on the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. A visit by experts to inspect the production sites is expected in February, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said during his working trip …

Germany sets daily record with over 110,000 new COVID cases

Germany sets daily record with over 110,000 new COVID cases

Germany on Wednesday reported more than 110,000 coronavirus cases in a day, a new record since the pandemic began two years ago. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control agency, has confirmed 112,323 COVID-19 …

WHO: global new cases increased 20% last week

WHO: global new cases increased 20% last week

Newly reported COVID-19 cases increased 20% last week, the World Health Organization said. More than 18 million new cases were reported in the week ending Jan. 16, up from about 15 million in the previous week, according to the United …

WHO chief: 'new variants are likely to emerge'

WHO chief: 'new variants are likely to emerge'

The World Health Organization's director-general said Tuesday COVID-19 is likely to continue to place a strain on healthcare systems around the globe. "This pandemic is nowhere near over and with the incredible growth of …

WHO: over half of world's population vaccinated

WHO: over half of world's population vaccinated

Talking about the vaccination gap at the World Economic Forum's virtual Davos Agenda conference, World Health Organization's (WHO) Emergencies Director Mike Ryan said that over half of the world's population has received both doses of …

EU faces threat of prolonged 'twindemic'

EU faces threat of prolonged 'twindemic'

Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19 amid some doubts about the effectiveness of flu vaccines. …

UN chief: vaccinate whole world to end pandemic

UN chief: vaccinate whole world to end pandemic

UN chief Antonio Guterres told the all-virtual Davos forum that the world must vaccinate everybody against Covid-19 to ensure a way out of the pandemic. The face-to-face gathering of political and corporate power players in the Swiss …

French parliament approves vaccine pass

French parliament approves vaccine pass

France's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to the government's latest measures to tackle the COVID-19 virus, including a vaccine pass contested by anti-vaccine protestors. Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament voted …

WHO reports new weekly COVID record of over 15 million cases

WHO reports new weekly COVID record of over 15 million cases

Over 15 million people contracted COVID during the past week, which is a new record for the entire pandemic. This is 55% higher than the previous seven days, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday, adding that the number of …

WHO: booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines need to be updated

WHO: booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines need to be updated

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. WHO`s Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 …

Pfizer omicron vaccine could be ready in March

Pfizer omicron vaccine could be ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said a vaccine that targets the omicron variant of Covid will be ready in March, and the company’s already begun manufacturing the doses. “This vaccine will be ready in March,” …