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London: Britain has detected 11 more cases of monkeypox in England, bringing the total number of confirmed in England to 20 since May 6, said a report by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on Friday. more
Sweden classifies monkeypox as disease dangerous to society

Stockholm: Sweden's government classified monkeypox as a disease dangerous to society after the first case had been confirmed in the country.

Pollution responsible for nine million deaths in 2019, with little progress in four years: Study

New York: Pollution was responsible for nine million deaths in 2019 – equivalent to one in six deaths worldwide – a number virtually unchanged since the last analysis in 2015. ...

Israel cancels Covid-19 tests for inbound travelers

Jerusalem: Foreign nationals flying to Israel will no longer be required to take a coronavirus test before boarding, the Israeli Ministry of Health said.

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes may adopt other healthy routines: Study

Washington: Adult smokers who shift to using to e-cigarettes may have more chances to improve health and well-being, according to new research from the University of Washington.

Total Covid-19 incidence rate in North Korea spikes to 1.2 mln

Seoul: North Korea on Sunday registered more than 392,000 new patients with fever and 8 more dead, totaling more than 1.2 million people sick, the state-run KCNA news agency reported on M ...

WHO ready to support DPR Korea battle COVID-19 infections

New York:The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it is committed to helping the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), respond to COVID-19, after its first de ...

North Korea registers six deaths due to COVID-19

Pyongyang: North Korea has registered six deaths due to COVID-19 and fever symptoms were reported by more than 18,000 people nationwide the previous day, media reports said on Friday.

China: Shanghai reports 322 confirmed, 3,625 asymptomatic local Covid-19 cases

Shanghai: China's Shanghai city reported 322 confirmed locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and 3,625 local asymptomatic cases on Sunday, the municipal health commission said Monday.

New Zealand registers first Omicron BA.5 variant case

Wellington: New Zealand reported its first case of Omicron BA.5 variant at the border amid 12,392 community cases during the weekend, said the Health Ministry on Sunday.