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Trump virus adviser quits as vaccine hopes given new boost

Trump virus adviser quits as vaccine hopes given new boost

President Donald Trump's controversial coronavirus adviser resigned Monday, while hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a further boost with an announcement from US firm Moderna.

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to have died from the disease last year.

Gunfire at Sri Lanka prison as riot death toll hits eight

Gunfire at Sri Lanka prison as riot death toll hits eight

Intermittent gunfire rang out Monday at a Sri Lankan high security prison where a riot by inmates over a surge of coronavirus infections left at least eight dead and 55 wounded, police said.

Six Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Six Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Pakistan's cricket tour of New Zealand was in the balance Thursday after six squad members tested positive for Covid-19 and the team received a ‘final warning’ for flouting quarantine rules.

Over 2,400 US Covid deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

Over 2,400 US Covid deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

The United States on Wednesday registered more than 2,400 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally -- the highest daily toll in six months as the Thanksgiving holiday began.

QRCS, QFFD enhance health information system in northern Syria

QRCS, QFFD enhance health information system in northern Syria

With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is implementing a programme to enhance health information collection, analysis, and management systems in northern Syria.

China targets frozen food imports over virus fears

China targets frozen food imports over virus fears

Chinese health officials said Wednesday that two cold-chain storage workers in the port city of Tianjin were infected with Covid-19, as the country shifts focus to contaminated imports ...

UK airline EasyJet dives into historic loss on virus

UK airline EasyJet dives into historic loss on virus

EasyJet on Tuesday posted the first annual pre-tax loss in its 25-year history, prompting it to seek more government help as the coronavirus pandemic hammers air travel.

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than Covid-19.

British PM in self-isolation as US reels from Covid-19 surge

British PM in self-isolation as US reels from Covid-19 surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went into isolation after a contact tested positive for the coronavirus, as a stay-at-home advisory came into effect for the United States' third-biggest city on Monday.

Maradona leaves hospital following surgery

Maradona leaves hospital following surgery

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona left hospital on Wednesday followed by a convoy of supporters, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

MoPH to focus on improving children's health

MoPH to focus on improving children's health

Establishing a national framework for school health and developing a comprehensive national model for providing paediatric services are among the goals of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the Cabinet was told on Wednesday.