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

New international partnerships needed to boost healthcare in Syria

New York:  As the protracted conflict in Syria continues to push millions deeper into poverty and increase their vulnerability to health risks, UN agencies and their partners met on ...

Clean hands may make the difference between life and death – WHO report

New York: When good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are followed, 70 per cent of infections can be prevented in health care settings, according to a ...

UNICEF highlights devastating mental health dangers for Ukraine’s children

New York: Ten weeks into the war in Ukraine, UN humanitarians on Friday said that they were urgently ramping up efforts to provide vulnerable children with specialist and psychosocial sup ...