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WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

WHO: Monkeypox could accelerate spread in summer

The incidence of monkeypox could jump this summer due to mass events, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said. "We are approaching the summer period in Europe, which is accompanied by mass gatherings, festivals and …

First monkeypox case detected in France

First monkeypox case detected in France

France confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the country on Friday in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris. The 29-year-old man isn’t in a serious condition and is self-isolating at home, according to a statement from …

WHO: global COVID-19 cases, deaths declined last week

WHO: global COVID-19 cases, deaths declined last week

The World Health Organization says that the number of reported new COVID-19 cases worldwide decreased by nearly a quarter last week, continuing a decline since the end of March. The Geneva-based U.N. health agency said in a …

Biden extends Covid-19 public health emergency

Biden extends Covid-19 public health emergency

The Biden administration on Wednesday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency that had been due to expire on April 16. The 90-day extension, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will allow millions …

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 490 million

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 490 million

The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 490 million and the number of fatalities has surpassed 6.15 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. As of 21:46 Moscow time on April 5, as many as …

WHO: weekly COVID-19 cases up 7% worldwide

WHO: weekly COVID-19 cases up 7% worldwide

Over 12 million people contracted the novel coronavirus infection worldwide over the past week, more than 32,000 patients died, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday. The number of new infections increased by 7%, …

Psaki tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Europe trip

Psaki tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Europe trip

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she is positive again for COVID-19 and will not accompany President Joe Biden to Europe for meetings. Biden tested negative on Tuesday, she said. Psaki tweeted that she took …

German President and his wife test positive for COVID-19

German President and his wife test positive for COVID-19

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender have tested positive for COVID-19. This was reported today in the office of the head of state. "An express test and a PCR test on Tuesday showed a positive …

Beginning of another coronavirus wave in the world

Beginning of another coronavirus wave in the world

According to TASS, since the beginning of March, the spread of coronavirus in the world has increased by 20%. This week, 12.5 million cases of infection were confirmed. It is 1 million more than last week (plus 20%) …

Germany reports new daily record of new COVID-19 infections

Germany reports new daily record of new COVID-19 infections

Germany on Thursday reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases with nearly 300,000 new infections. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country’s disease control agency, confirmed 297,845 new COVID-19 cases, the highest …

Georgia announces beginning of pandemic's end

Georgia announces beginning of pandemic's end

Judging by the epidemiological situation, a new type of coronavirus is changing from a pandemic spread to an endemic one, Georgian Deputy Minister of Health Tamar Gabunia said. According to her, all the signs show this. …

China records more local COVID cases this year than in 2021

China records more local COVID cases this year than in 2021

China has reported more local symptomatic COVID-19 cases so far this year than it recorded in all of 2021, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant triggers outbreaks from Shanghai to Shenzhen. Mainland China reported 1,337 new …

Austria suspends COVID-19 mandatory vaccination law

Austria suspends COVID-19 mandatory vaccination law

Austria is suspending its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, its ministers for health and constitutional affairs said on Wednesday, six days before fines for breaches were due to start being handed out. Health Minister Johannes Rauch told a news …