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'We can't wait:' Biden to push U.S. Congress for $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief
on January 24, 2021 at 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President Joe Biden's top economic aides on Sunday will press Democratic and Republican senators for a fresh $1.9 trillion in coronavirus relief to help struggling Americans and avert a larger economic crisis. Read full story
Yemen aid groups call on U.S. to revoke Houthi terrorism designation
on January 24, 2021 at 5:28 pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Twenty-two aid groups working in Yemen called on Sunday for the new U.S. administration to revoke the designation of Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, saying it puts millions of lives and the peace process at risk. Read full story
Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread
on January 24, 2021 at 5:20 pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will ban passenger flights in and out of the country from Monday evening for a week as it seeks to stop the spread of new coronavirus variants. Read full story
NYC COVID-19 test positivity rate down to 8.82 pct, new cases 4,561: mayor
on January 24, 2021 at 5:08 pm
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- New York City's COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average went down to 8.82 percent, compared with 9 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Sunday. Read full story
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.41 mln: Africa CDC
on January 24, 2021 at 4:55 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,418,514 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Read full story
Ahmad Zahid persoal kewajaran kerajaan isytihar darurat
by Oleh Fahmy A Rosli on January 24, 2021 at 3:57 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: UMNO hari ini mempersoal kewajaran kerajaan mengisytiharkan darurat ketika rakyat berdepan kesukaran dalam hidup susulan penularan COVID-19.
PKRC MAEPS mampu tampung pesakit gejala rendah
on January 24, 2021 at 3:12 pm
SHAH ALAM: Pusat Kuarantin dan Rawatan COVID-19 Berisiko Rendah (PKRC) di Taman Ekspo Pertanian Malaysia Serdang (MAEPS) masih mampu menampung pesakit COVID-19 bergejala rendah di Selangor.
Hatrik Abraham bantu Chelsea singkir Luton
on January 24, 2021 at 2:44 pm
LONDON: Tammy Abraham mengurangkan tekanan ke atas Frank Lampard apabila meledak hatrik untuk membantu Chelsea meraih kemenangan 3-1 ke atas Luton pada pusingan keempat Piala FA Inggeris, di laman sendiri, di sini, sebentar tadi.
COVID-19: Dua lagi daerah jadi zon merah di Terengganu
by Oleh Baharom Bakar on January 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm
KUALA TERENGGANU: Hanya tinggal satu daripada lapan daerah di negeri ini dikategorikan zon kuning penularan COVID-19 manakala tujuh lagi termasuk dua daerah terbaru iaitu Marang dan Hulu Terengganu dikategorikan zon merah, hari ini.
19 mayat rentung ditemui di sempadan Mexico-AS
on January 24, 2021 at 2:23 pm
CIUDAD VICTORIA: Sekurang-kurangnya 19 mayat yang rentung ditemui di Mexico berhampiran sempadan Amerika Syarikat (AS), di sebuah kawasan di mana kartel dadah sering bertempur, menurut pejabat pendakwa raya Tamaulipas.
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Cholera – Togo
on January 4, 2021 at 12:00 am
From 11 November to 28 December, 2020 a total of 67 suspected cholera cases presenting with diarrhea and vomiting, including two deaths a case fatality ratio (CFR: 3%) were reported from the municipalities “Golfe 1” and “Golfe 6” in Lomé, Togo. A total of four health areas (Katanga, Adakpamé, Gbétsogbé in Golfe 1, and Kangnikopé in Golfe 6) in the affected municipalities reported at least one case. On 17 November, cholera was confirmed by culture in the laboratory of the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) in Lomé, Togo and WHO was informed. On 19 November, the Minister of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Care of Togo issued a press release declaring a cholera outbreak and on 24 November WHO was officially notified. From 11 November to 28 December 2020, a total of 17 out of 41 stool samples tested positive for Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa by culture in the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) in Lomé, Togo.
Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
on January 4, 2021 at 12:00 am
On 15 December 2020, the Brazil Ministry of Health reported the second confirmed human infection with influenza A(H1N2) variant virus [A(H1N2)v] in Brazil in 2020.
on December 31, 2020 at 12:00 am
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has had a major impact on human health globally; infecting a large number of people; causing severe disease and associated long-term health sequelae; resulting in death and excess mortality, especially among older and vulnerable populations; interrupting routine healthcare services; disruptions to travel, trade, education and many other societal functions; and more broadly having a negative impact on peoples physical and mental health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has received several reports of unusual public health events possibly due to variants of SARS-CoV-2. WHO routinely assesses if variants of SARS-CoV-2 result in changes in transmissibility, clinical presentation and severity, or if they impact on countermeasures, including diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Previous reports of the D614G mutation and the recent reports of virus variants from the Kingdom of Denmark, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of South Africa have raised interest and concern in the impact of viral changes. A variant of SARS-CoV-2 with a D614G substitution in the gene encoding the spike protein emerged in late January or early February 2020. Over a period of several months, the D614G mutation replaced the initial SARS-CoV-2 strain identified in China and by June 2020 became the dominant form of the virus circulating globally. Studies in human respiratory cells and in animal models demonstrated that compared to the initial virus strain, the strain with the D614G substitution has increased infectivity and transmission. The SARS-CoV-2 virus with the D614G substitution does not cause more severe illness or alter the effectiveness of existing laboratory diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, or public health preventive measures.
Yellow fever – Senegal
on December 29, 2020 at 12:00 am
From October to December 2020, a total of seven confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) have been reported from four health districts in three regions in Senegal.
Yellow fever – Guinea
on December 23, 2020 at 12:00 am
Between 6 November and 15 December 2020, 52 suspected cases of yellow fever (YF), including 14