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Australian PM tests positive for Covid

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

Covid emergency phase closer to end but Omicron transmission remains: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the world is "much closer" to end the emergency phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, it warned that Omicron was still circulating rampantly and continues to cause significant mortality.

UK Covid cases again rise above 1 million in a week

The number of Covid-19 cases in the UK has again increased above one million, in a worrying sign of a new winter wave, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Goal to end AIDS by 2030 'badly off track': UNGA President

UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi has called for action as the goal to end AIDS by 2030 is "badly off track".

WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma

To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatisation, the WHO has recommended that the monkeypox virus be renamed "mpox".

EU regulator warns of Covid spike in winter

The European Union's (EU) medicines regulator urged Europe to prepare for a new wave of the Covid pandemic as "cold winter months" arrive.

AIIMS issues fresh guidelines for manual admission as e-Hospital server down

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday issued fresh guidelines for manual admission as its server continues to be down.

Finland updates Covid vax recommendations for kids

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its recommendations on the use of Covid-19 vaccines for children younger than 12 years.

Punjab provides free treatment of Rs 13.54 cr to cancer patients

Punjab government has provided free treatment worth Rs 13.54 crore to cancer patients, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra said on Wednesday.

Lucknow reports 47 dengue cases in a day

Even as the mercury begins to dip and winter sets in, there has been no let-up in dengue cases, with Lucknow registering 47 cases in just a day.

Australian state updates Covid risk rating as cases spike

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has changed its Covid-19 risk rating from green to amber, requiring masks to be worn in all hospital areas and visitor numbers monitored to protect staff and patients.

Australia reports 38% spike in new Covid cases

Australia has reported a 38 per cent increase in new Covid-19 cases amid a fourth nationwide wave of the pandemic, government data revealed on Friday.

Google's Health Connect app now available in beta on Play Store

Google has announced that its Health Connect app is available to download as a public beta via the Play Store.

Lucknow reports 42 new dengue cases in 24 hrs

Lucknow has reported 42 new dengue cases in the past 24 hours even as health teams inspected 2,547 houses to prevent mosquito breeding.

Canada approves 2nd bivalent Covid booster targeting Omicron variants

Health Canada has authorised an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax Covid-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 sub-variants.

Lebanon receives 1st batch of cholera jabs amid outbreak

Lebanon has received its first batch of cholera vaccines as part of the international effort to help curb the spread of the life-threatening disease in the country amid an ongoing outbreak, Health Minister Firas Abiad announced.

Punjab sprucing up healthcare infrastructure, says CM Mann

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday announced to spruce up the government healthcare infrastructure across the state for providing state-of-the-art medical treatment and diagnostic services to the people.

Severe Covid-19 patients at greater risk of post-infection symptoms: ECDC

Individuals who are severely affected by Covid-19 may be at higher risk of post-infection symptoms, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said.

India reports 1,326 new Covid cases, 8 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,326 new Covid-19 cases and eight cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Canada confirms 21,810 new Covid cases in a week

Canada confirmed 21,810 new Covid-19 cases in the week ending October 22, according to health authorities.

India logs 1,574 new Covid cases, 9 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,574 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths, the Union Health Ministry announced on Saturday.

Tanzania sets aside $3.4 mn for training 139 medical specialists

Tanzanian Health authorities have said the government has set aside 8 billion Tanzanian shillings (about $3.4 million) for training 139 medical specialists.

Vietnam reports 260,000 dengue cases, 102 deaths this yr

Vietnam has reported about 260,000 cases of dengue fever infections and 102 deaths so far this year, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

India logs 2,208 fresh Covid cases, 12 deaths

India reported 2,208 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours against the previous day's 1,112 count, as per Union Health Ministry data on Friday.

13 African countries report 6,883 monkeypox cases in 2022

Some 13 African countries have reported 6,883 monkeypox cases since the start of 2022, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has disclosed.

India reports 1,112 new Covid cases

India reported 1,112 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against 830 reported on the previous day, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.

India reports 830 fresh Covid cases, 1 death

In the last 24 hours, India reported 830 new Covid-19 cases and one death, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Japan rolls out Covid vaccination for children aged 6 months to 4 years

Japan began Covid-19 vaccination for children aged between six months and four years on Tuesday at a hospital in Tokyo.

India reports 2,112 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths

India reported 2,112 fresh Covid infection on Saturday in the last 24 hours, against 2,119 Covid cases reported previous day, said Union Health Ministry.

Jayam Ravi tests positive for Covid

Actor Jayam Ravi, who plays the titular role of Arunmozhi Varman in director Mani Ratnam's blockbuster hit 'Ponniyin Selvan 1', has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.

Canada confirms 21,188 new Covid cases in a week

Canada has confirmed 21,188 new Covid-19 cases for the week ending October 15, health authorities announced.

Covid-19 cases bounce back in Finland

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has reported an increase in the presence of Covid-19 in its wastewater sampling.

Covid pandemic not yet over: WHO official

A World Health Organization (WHO) official on Friday warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet over, adding that the continued emergence of sub-variants "poses a risk of resurgence and overwhelming health systems."

No Covid deaths in Cambodia since April: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that the country has not reported any Covid-19 deaths since April this year.

India logs 2,119 new Covid cases, 10 deaths

India logged 2,119 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Japan core consumer prices hit 8-year high in September

Core consumer prices in Japan rose 3 per cent in September to a fresh eight-year high from a year earlier, the government said in a report on Friday.

US boy dies from infection with brain-eating amoeba

A boy in The US state of Nevada died after he was infected with Naegleria fowleri, a rare brain-eating amoeba, after exposing to the free-living ameba at Lake Mead, state health officials said.

Lucknow reports 41 fresh dengue cases

The sting of dengue is getting worse in Lucknow with 41 new cases being reported on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 687.

No fine for not wearing mask, Delhi govt issues orders

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an order stating that the provision to impose a penalty of Rs 500 on the general public for not wearing a face mask in public places stands withdrawn.

Authorities call for continued Covid measures in Europe amid renewed surge

A fresh autumn wave of Covid-19 infections has started in many European countries, and experts are calling for strengthened vaccination efforts and tighter health measures as cases are set to keep rising this winter.

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