Health

UAE royal linked to failed Russian Covid jab in Kenya

Russian coronavirus vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. By BRIAN NGUGI A member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) royal family has been implicated in a multi-million shilling botched deal to supply one million Russian Covid-19 vaccines to Kenya. A news report by Russian newspaper Moscow Times named Aurugulf

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Experts confirm Ugandans got water for Covid-19 vaccine

Dr Warren Naamara of the State House Health Monitoring Unit displays vials of the fake Covid-19 vaccines that were administered to more than 800 people in Kampala last month. By Benson Tumusiime Authorities at State House have released the results that were obtained from the samples taken from the alleged fake Covid-19 vaccine. More than

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England’s ‘freedom day’ marred by soaring cases and isolation chaos

People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo By William James LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘freedom day’ ending over a year of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England was marred on Monday by surging

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Anger as Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak avoid isolation after being ‘pinged’

Boris Johnson (right) with Rishi Sunak. Both are part of a pilot scheme that means they will not have to self-isolate. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA By Ben Quinn Prime minister and chancellor were both contacted by NHS track and trace after Sajid Javid tested positive Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will not need to isolate despite

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UK health minister Javid tests positive for COVID-19

Britain’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid walks on Downing Street in London, Britain, July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo By Alistair Smout British health minister Sajid Javid on Saturday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, but added that his symptoms were mild and he was thankful to have had had two doses of vaccine against

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Pharmacies pull J&J sunscreens off shelves after carcinogen found in some sprays

Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport sunscreen, which is part of a voluntary recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreen products after a cancer-causing chemical was detected in some samples, sits on a shelf at a store in Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S., July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder By Manas Mishra, Michael Erman Pharmacy

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Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

Locals wait in line overnight for free coronavirus testing at the Wat Phra Si Mahathat temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, July 9, 2021. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of new coronavirus infections and growing concern over the proliferation of the highly contagious delta variant, major Asia-Pacific cities implemented new restrictions Friday in the hope of

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Luxembourg PM hospitalized after positive COVID-19 test

File – In this Friday, June 25, 2021 file photo, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel leaves at the end of the first day of an EU summit in Brussels. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was in observation in hospital early Monday, July 5, 2021 “as a precautionary measure” after he had tested positive for COVID-19

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PM to confirm 19 July end to Covid rules despite scientists’ warnings

Boris Johnson is to announce on Monday that the lifting of most remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England will go ahead on 19 July. Photograph: Reuters By Aubrey Allegretti and Linda Geddes Boris Johnson to press ahead with final stage of unlocking in England amid huge rise in infections Boris Johnson is to announce that the

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Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19′s delta variant

File – In this June 7, 2021, file photo, tourists sunbathe on the beach at the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations to outpace the spread of the delta variant in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients fighting for

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