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New COVID-19 variant discovered in France

New COVID-19 variant discovered in France

A new variant is worrying scientists following an outbreak in southern France. Twelve patients in the region have so far tested positive for the strain, which showed an 'atypical combination', the Express reports. …

Russia may start producing foreign vaccines against COVID-19

Russia may start producing foreign vaccines against COVID-19

Russia is ready to launch the production of foreign vaccines against the COVID-19 coronavirus, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said. At the same time, he stressed that the decision on foreign vaccine manufacturing …

WHO: number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 280 million

WHO: number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 280 million

The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 280 million and the number of fatalities has exceeded 5.4 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. As of 19:50 Moscow time on December 28, as …

Skin signs could be signalling omicron variant

Skin signs could be signalling omicron variant

One of the prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 that many might have not heard about is rash, Daily Express reported. The ZOE COVID Study app reports that based on its frequency skin rash should be considered as “a fourth key …

Germany reports first death with Omicron variant

Germany reports first death with Omicron variant

Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease confirmed the country's first death due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Thursday. The person was between the age of 60 and 79, the institute said. …

NHL players not to compete at Beijing Olympics

NHL players not to compete at Beijing Olympics

National Hockey League (NHL) players will not take part in the men's ice hockey tournament at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL announced that it will opt out because of the "regular-season …

Austria tightens coronavirus restrictions

Austria tightens coronavirus restrictions

Austria is introducing restrictions including a 10 p.m. closing time to slow the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant after Christmas and prevent it being imported from Europe's hardest-hit countries, a senior health official said on …

WHO approves new American COVID-19 vaccine

WHO approves new American COVID-19 vaccine

The American anti-coronavirus vaccine Nuvaxovid from Novavax is included in the list of treatments for coronavirus COVID-19. It is said in a statement by the World Health Organization (WHO). "WHO has published …

France switches to "hidden" vaccination

France switches to "hidden" vaccination

France's possible shift from sanitary passes to immunization certificates is "a hidden form of mandatory vaccination," French Health Minister Olivier Veran said in a video interview posted on Twitter by Brut on Saturday. …

WHO: omicron strain detected in 57 countries

WHO: omicron strain detected in 57 countries

The Omicron coronavirus strain has been detected in 57 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday. The organization’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update noted that "at present, Omicron cases have …

WHO: people with Omicron tend to have more mild disease

WHO: people with Omicron tend to have more mild disease

People with Omicron variant tend to have more mild disease, WHO COVID-19 technical lead Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said. "Initial reports suggest that people with Omicron tend to have more mild disease, but it's too early …

Germany could make COVID vaccinations mandatory

Germany could make COVID vaccinations mandatory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could impose a blanket COVID-vaccine mandate, one of the most ambitious of its kind anywhere in the world, as the country fights off a deadly record winter wave. The mandate would take effect early …