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Covid infections jump by half a million in UK, says ONS
Covid infections are rising again across the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world
The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.
Doctors treat first UK patient in Covid ‘super donor’ blood trial
Reopened trial to look at whether plasma with high levels of antibodies can help save lives of immunosuppressed
G7 pledges to raise $600bn to counter China’s Belt and Road
The G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will help finance infrastructure projects in developing nations.
Johnson says his government is ‘exceptional’ as he tries to calm Tory MPs
PM struggles to defuse row triggered by insistence that he would remain in office until 2030s
G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China's Belt and Road
Group of Seven leaders on Sunday pledged to raise $600 billion in private and public funds over five years to finance needed infrastructure in developing countries and counter China's older, multitrillion-dollar Belt and Road project.
WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'
The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.
Prince Charles tells Commonwealth of sorrow over slavery
Prince Charles has told Commonwealth leaders he cannot describe "the depths of his personal sorrow" at the suffering caused by the slave trade.
Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: The battle for compensation
A group of 95 people who developed health problems or lost relatives as a result of rare side-effects of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine say they have been let down by the "out-of-date" government payment scheme.
Polio Virus Detected In London Sewage Samples: WHO
No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago.
Are 'natural' products better than synthetic ones?
From sharks' livers to endangered plants – some claims about "natural" products should be interpreted with caution. Should we be more willing to use synthetic alternatives?
Covid vaccines for kids under 5 are nearly here. Here’s what you need to know.
Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will soon be available for all kids older than 6 months.
UK Covid infection rate rising, with more than a million cases in England
ONS figures show pandemic is not over, say experts, with Omicron variants probably to blame
Girls do like hard maths, says children’s commissioner for England
Rachel de Souza says lack of female role models a bigger issue, after social mobility head said girls would ‘rather not’ do hard maths
WTO ministers reach deals on fisheries, food, COVID vaccines
After all-night talks, members of the World Trade Organization early Friday reached a string of deals and commitments aimed at protecting stocks of ocean fish, broadening production of COVID-19 vaccines in the developing world, improving...
WHO to get monkeypox tests for Africa, as new cases reported
Preparations for vaccination against monkeypox begin in Africa as it reported 1,597 cases and 66 deaths in 2022 so far.
New Zealand, Georgia and Comoros lift PCR test requirement for travelers
The authorities in New Zealand, Georgia and the Comoros have announced that they have abolished the requirement of a negative PCR test for Saudi citizens to enter their territories.
Cost of living: Will people be forced to work with Covid?
In a couple of weeks isolation support payments, free Covid tests and extra sick pay for social care workers are due to end in Wales.
Anthony Fauci Tests Positive for Covid-19
Vaccinated or not, the world’s top infectious disease expert has mild symptoms and is isolating.
The immunocompromised workers being left behind
Companies are calling staff back to offices – but immunocompromised workers are still at risk from Covid-19. Are there any good options?
Ramsay Hunt syndrome: 'It's taken away my independence'
Justin Bieber recently revealed he's been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Road Will Be Bumpy: World Trade Body Chief Ahead Of High-Stakes Meet
Speaking just hours before the opening of the WTO's first ministerial meeting in nearly five years, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala acknowledged that "the road will be bumpy and rocky, there may be a few landmines on the way."
Travelling To US? A Big Change In Rules For Arrivals
All passengers had needed to show a negative Covid viral test taken shortly before travel -- or proof of having recovered from the virus in the past 90 days -- before they boarded their flight.
Sunak urged to cut taxes or raise spending by OECD as UK poised for weakest growth in developed world
The club of developed nations predicted that Britain's economy will stagnate, with no gross domestic product expansion at all over 2023 - a worse outcome than for any other OECD member.
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