After Belgium, UK reports two Omicron variant cases

After Belgium, UK reports two Omicron variant cases

The British government on Saturday confirmed the existence of two cases of the Omicron variant in the country. UK had banned flights to South Africa after authorities revealed they had discovered the B.1.1.529 variant which reportedly has several mutations. According to UK health secretary Sajid Javid, the two people who were detected with the new virus variant have been self-isolating. The UK government said the two cases were linked to southern Africa as it moved to expand the travel ban to four more African countries namely Angola, Zambia, Mozambique and…

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Europe’s First Case Of New Covid Variant Detected In Belgium

Europe’s First Case Of New Covid Variant Detected In Belgium

Brussels: Belgium said Friday it has detected the first announced case in Europe of the new Covid-19 variant, in an unvaccinated person returning from abroad. “We have a case that is now confirmed of this variant,” B.1.1.529, first detected in southern Africa, Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told a media conference. The infected person tested positive on November 22 and had not had Covid-19 before, he added, without giving further details. A leading Belgian virologist, Marc Van Ranst, tweeted that the person had returned from Egypt on November 11. Vandebroucke said:…

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NUDITY & SAUNA ETIQUETTE AROUND THE WORLD

NUDITY & SAUNA ETIQUETTE AROUND THE WORLD

Winter is fast approaching and during the seemingly endless winter months, a trip to the sauna can be the perfect escape: A place to hide out from the blustering cold, relax your muscles, sweat out toxins and strengthen your immune system. That said, the rules of sauna etiquette vary from country to country.If you want to avoid any social sauna faux pas the next time you’re in Europe, opt to rent a home or cottage with its own sauna I think a lot of people fear the term “nude sauna”…

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Justin Trudeau launches vaccination certificate for jabbed Canadians

Justin Trudeau launches vaccination certificate for jabbed Canadians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a standardised proof of vaccination certificate that will be available to jabbed citizens as a vaccine passport for international travel. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a standardised proof of vaccination certificate that will be available to jabbed Canadians as a vaccine passport for international travel. The certificate is being backed by the national government but will be issued by Canadian provinces and territories using a standardised format which includes a QR code to access the individuals’ vaccination status. Some provinces and territories, like…

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Canada signs deal with Pfizer for millions of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses- PM Trudeau

Canada signs deal with Pfizer for millions of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses- PM Trudeau

Canada has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) to receive 2.9 million doses of their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine shortly after it is approved for use by Health Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday. “We will be receiving enough doses in Canada to ensure that all children in Canada, aged five to 11, can receive the vaccine,” said Trudeau. The vaccine is currently being reviewed by Health Canada.

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France moves to end free Covid tests to promote vaccination campaign

France moves to end free Covid tests to promote vaccination campaign

France is to end subsidised Covid testing from mid-October in a bid to encourage the country’s vaccination drive. However people who have already been vaccinated will still be allowed to get tested free of charge. From 15 October, the date on which Covid-19 screening tests will no longer be systematically free, PCR tests will cost €44 for unvaccinated adults without a prescription. The antigenic tests will be charged €22 euros if they are carried out in a laboratory, with pharmacies charging €25 euros. Self-testing kits at €5.20 will no longer…

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Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

Finland has joined other Nordic countries in suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a rare side effect associated with the shot. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said Thursday that authorities won’t give the shot to males under age 30. They will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine instead. The government agency said it found that young men and boys were at a slightly higher risk of developing myocarditis. The move by Finland followed similar…

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Experts warn that only Vaccines not enough to stop 4th wave of COVID-19 in Canada

Experts warn that only Vaccines not enough to stop 4th wave of COVID-19 in Canada

With case numbers shooting up in Ontario, Alberta and B.C., health experts worry that Canada could be going into its worst wave of COVID-19 yet, unless governments act now to stop it. Canadians need to use all public health tools available, including masking, physical distance and testing, to avoid lockdowns and protect the unvaccinated as a fourth wave of COVID-19 grips the country, infectious disease experts say. With more than 10 million Canadians unvaccinated against COVID-19, the chances of more widespread lockdowns are possible as some provinces’ hospital systems remain…

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COVID: UK RECORDS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH TOLL SINCE MARCH – CORNWALL TOURISTS URGED TO ‘STAY AWAY’ AS CASES RISE

COVID: UK RECORDS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH TOLL SINCE MARCH – CORNWALL TOURISTS URGED TO ‘STAY AWAY’ AS CASES RISE

ritain has reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 175 were recorded on March 12, according to official figures. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 131,854. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 30,838 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,555,200, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS)…

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CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 IN U.S. HITS RECORD NUMBER

CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 IN U.S. HITS RECORD NUMBER

The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States hit a record high of just over 1,900 on Saturday, as hospitals across the South were stretched to capacity fighting outbreaks caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The Delta variant, which is rapidly spreading among mostly the unvaccinated portion of the U.S. population, has caused hospitalizations to spike in recent weeks, driving up the number of confirmed and suspected pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations to 1,902 on Saturday, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services….

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