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US nears full reopening to 'different economy': Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON: The US economy, boosted by quickening vaccinations and signs of rapid hiring, is headed toward a strong recovery, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said...

Britain reassures on AstraZeneca after advising under-30s take other COVID-19 vaccines

LONDON: British officials and ministers sought to shore up confidence in AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday (Apr 8), saying advice that most people under 30...

George Floyd died from 'low level of oxygen': Doctor

MINNEAPOLIS: A respiratory doctor testified on Thursday (Apr 8) that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen and that police officer Derek Chauvin's knee...

Russia calls on Slovakia to return Sputnik V COVID-19 doses after dispute

PRAGUE/MOSCOW: Russia called on Slovakia on Thursday (Apr 8)to return hundreds of thousands of doses of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, citing contract violations,...

Ukraine's Zelensky on frontline as Merkel urges Putin to pull back troops

KIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky travelled to the country's eastern frontline on Thursday (Apr 8), as German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Vladimir Putin to reduce...

Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation

On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human...

Ebola virus disease – Guinea

On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in the...

Rift Valley fever – Kenya

Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been reported in Kenya in humans in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in animals in Isiolo, Mandera, Murang’a and...

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after...

Influenza A (H3N2) variant virus – United States of America

On 13 January, 2021, a child under 18 years of age in Wisconsin developed respiratory disease. A respiratory specimen was collected on 14 January....

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