Health

Europe is new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic, says WHO

Photograph: JIM URQUHART WHO chief says Europe has more coronavirus cases reported every day than were reported at height of its epidemic in China Europe has become the “new epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Friday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed journalists from the WHO headquarters in a virtual press

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Saudis cancel flights as Gulf nations move to contain virus

Firefighters disinfect a street against the new coronavirus, in western Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 13, 2020. The new coronavirus outbreak has reached Iran’s top officials, with its senior vice president, Cabinet ministers, members of parliament, Revolutionary Guard members and Health Ministry officials among those infected. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus.

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The Complex Skin Lightening Crisis In Africa – Will It End?

Humans have always been obsessed by tampering with their looks to improve and enhance their beauty among which is skin lighting. It is a phenomenon that has existed in the world for centuries. But in Africa, skin lightening comes with connotations of European standards of beauty, colorism, racist undertones, and low self-esteem. With skin-lightening comes

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Emirates freezes recruitment as airline braces for further coronavirus impact

Planes of Emirates Airline seen at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 23 September 2007 [Imre Solt / Wikipedia] Emirates, one of the world’s biggest international airlines, expects to cancel more flights and has frozen recruitment as it faces what could be its biggest challenge in many years, the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters

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Philippines’ Duterte announces ‘lockdown’ of Manila to fight coronavirus

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Manila, as well as community quarantine measures, in what he called a

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Qatar’s coronavirus cases jump by 238

Qatar announced 238 new confirmed cases of coronavirus today saying the number of infections was likely to increase, Al Jazeera reported. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Gulf state is now 262 cases so far. The Ministry of Health said the number of people infected “is likely to increase among contacts of previously

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Saudi Arabia reports 24 new coronavirus cases: Health Ministry

Women wear protective face masks, as they walk, after Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on the province of Qatif, following the spread of coronavirus, in Qatif, Saudi Arabia March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer Saudi Arabia reported 24 new coronavirus cases on early Thursday, bringing the kingdom’s total to 45 cases, the state news agency reported,

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Somali Ministry of Health response a suspected Coronvirus in Mogadishu

Photo/Somali Times A passenger traveled from China via Ethiopia to Somalia was Tuesday quarantined at a special facility at Aden Ade Airport in Mogadishu following suspicion of the novel corona virus. The quarantine is the first in the Horn of Africa nation. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the federal government issued a

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Italian coronavirus deaths jump 36% to 631

A delivery man wears a protective face mask as he rides a bicycle at Campo de Fiori, after a decree orders for the whole of Italy to be on lockdown in an unprecedented clampdown aimed at beating the coronavirus, in Rome, Italy March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus

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Saudi: $133,000 fine for travellers hiding health details upon entry

Photo: Credit Reuters Saudi Arabia has imposed a fine of 500,000 riyals ($133,000) on people who do not disclose their health status at entry points to the kingdom, the public prosecutor said in a statement. The Saudi public prosecutor’s statement said: “All travellers arriving on international trips to the kingdom, and those responsible for the

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