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UN Chief Isolating After COVID-19 Exposure

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was exposed to the coronavirus Tuesday by a U.N. official who already had COVID-19 and is isolating for the next few days, diplomatic sources said.Guterres, 72, has canceled his upcomin…

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Three Vaccines Use Other Viruses to Protect Against COVID-19

More than 5 million people worldwide have had their lives cut short by COVID-19, and the number keeps rising as many countries experience another wave of transmission.The best defense against this disease is a vaccine, experts say.Since the outbreak wa…

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South Africa Readies Hospitals as Omicron Variant Drives New COVID-19 Wave

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is preparing its hospitals for more admissions, as the Omicron coronavirus variant pushes the country into a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.Omicron was first detected in southern Afri…

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World Petroleum Congress Starts In U.S. Houston Amid Omicron Concern

HOUSTON, The World Petroleum Congress, the largest triennial gathering for the industry, kicked off yesterday in Houston, the largest city of south central U.S. state Texas, amid the shadow of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the unce…

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Botswana’s Reported COVID-19 Cases Decrease Despite Presence of Omicron

GABORONE, BOTSWANA — Botswana’s reported COVID-19 cases have declined despite the detection of the highly transmissible omicron variant of coronavirus. Botswana was one of the first two countries in the world, along South Africa to report cases of the …

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UN says aid needs will surge in 2022 amid pandemic, conflict

The UN warned that the need for humanitarian aid was skyrocketing worldwide, as the pandemic continues to rage, and climate change and conflicts push more people to the brink of famine. The United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA estimated that 274 …

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Covid-19: Countries agree to negotiate WHO pandemic accord

World Health Organization member states agreed to start building a new international accord on how to handle future pandemics and ensure there can be no repeat of Covid-19. The economic turmoil and millions of lives lost during the coronavirus crisis…

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Covid-19: Countries agree to negotiate WHO pandemic accord

World Health Organization member states agreed to start building a new international accord on how to handle future pandemics and ensure there can be no repeat of Covid-19. The economic turmoil and millions of lives lost during the coronavirus crisis…

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US Supports Creation of Global Pandemic Treaty

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concerns over the new omicron COVID-19 variant, the Biden administration is supporting efforts by the World Health Organization to establish a new international agreement on future pandemic preparedness and response.”The Unite…

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Japan To Tighten Travel Restrictions For African Arrivals Due To New COVID-19 Variant

Japan will tighten restrictions on traveLlers from six African countries, after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa, the government’s top spokesman…

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