Health

Some British hospitals struggle with staff shortages due to COVID-19

Nurses react as they treat a COVID-19 patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Milton Keynes University Hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Milton Keynes, Britain, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville By Reuters British hospitals, particularly in London, are struggling to maintain staffing levels due to the number who are

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Vote on virus rules could be flashpoint for UK PM Johnson

File- Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during a press conference in London, Saturday Nov. 27, 2021, after cases of the new COVID-19 variant were confirmed in the UK. British lawmakers will vote Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2921 on whether to approve new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant of

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First person dies from Omicron variant in United Kingdom

An ambulance drives past St Thomas’ Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/May James Reuters By Hannah Mckay and Guy Faulconbridge At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on

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South Africa’s president tests positive for COVID-19

By Anadolu Agency Cyril Ramaphosa under observation in Cape Town and being treated for mild symptoms, says presidency South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive for COVID-19 after he started feeling unwell earlier in the day, his office announced Sunday. Ramaphosa, who is being treated for mild symptoms, is being monitored in Cape Town by

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Almost 6 million people on waiting lists for NHS surgery in England

The number of patients on the waiting list for non-urgent surgery has from 5.83m to 5.98m. Photograph: Curtseyes/Alamy The Guardian By Denis Campbell and Pamela Duncan Record number of people waiting for non-urgent surgery such as hip replacement or cataract operation Almost 6 million people are waiting to have hospital treatment in England – a

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Kenya Inside Ministry of Health top secret Covid-19 vaccine smuggling racket

Corrupt Ministry of Health officials have established an intricate network of cartels that are selling donated Covid-19 vaccines for as much as Sh20,000 per vial, a Sunday Nation investigation has revealed. According to Daily Nation reported. The network specifically targets the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is preferred by most Kenyans who do not

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Study: Black, Asian Britons have higher COVID-19 death rates

Vaccinator Daniel Zadorozni gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in London, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of vaccine within two months to bolster the nation’s immunity as the new omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads. New measures to combat variant came into force in England on Tuesday,

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UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders

Digital display boards show cancelled flights to London – Heathrow at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 26, 2021. REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham/File Photo By Reuters Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus,

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World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant

File – People queue to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 26, 2021. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, worried scientists in South Africa — where omicron was first identified — are scrambling to combat

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As Europe virus cases surge, UK plows on with its new normal

File – Members of the public watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, Aug. 23, 2021, which is taking place for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As countries across Europe reimpose lockdowns in response to surging COVID-19 cases and deaths, the UK – long one of

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