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    Europe In A Covid "Ceasefire" That Could See End Of Pandemic: WHO

    Two years after the outbreak of Covid-19, Europe could soon enter a "long period of tranquility" due to high vaccination rates, the milder Omicron variant and the end of winter, the WHO said on Thursday.

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    UP schools threaten to stop online classes if not allowed to reopen

    Nearly 250 educational institutions under the Unaided Private School Association (UPSA) have threatened to stop online classes and withdraw support during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election process.

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    India unveils higher spending for infrastructure in growth budget

    India's government will step up spending to 39.45 trillion rupees ($529.7 billion) in the coming fiscal year to build public infrastructure and drive economic growth, it said on Tuesday.

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    Massive Volumes Of Covid Hospital Waste Threaten Health, Environment: WHO

    Discarded syringes, used test kits and old vaccine bottles from the COVID-19 pandemic have piled up to create tens of thousands of tonnes of medical waste, threatening human health and the environment.

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    Saudi Arabia’s first yoga festival offers mindfulness and meditation

    More than 1,000 people from across Saudi Arabia flocked to Juman Park in King Abdullah Economic City on Saturday to take part in the country's first yoga festival.

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    Air pollution: Dhaka ranks second worst, Lahore tops list

    Dhaka’s air was classified as “poor” or “very unhealthy” as the mega city ranked the second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Sunday morning. Dhaka’s AQI score was recorded at 212

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    "Felt Like A Bullet, Grieved With Nation": Bhutan PM Mourns Rare Covid Death

     Bhutan's success in avoiding coronavirus is almost unrivalled but a rare patient death -- just the kingdom's fourth -- shows more work was needed to fight the pandemic there, its leader says.

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    As Omicron pushes the West to reopen, Asia hunkers down

    As Omicron pushes Western countries towards reopening, Asia is hunkering down, sharpening an East-West divide on the balance between public health, the economy and basic rights and freedoms.

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    No Masks In Closed Spaces, Jab Certificate Not Needed: UK Eases Curbs

    England on Thursday lifted coronavirus restrictions imposed to tackle the Omicron variant, with masks no longer required in enclosed places and vaccine passports shelved.

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    UK To Scrap Covid Tests For Fully Vaccinated Travellers

    The UK government is set to drop compulsory coronavirus tests for those arriving in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday, as he continues to lift curbs amid declining infections.

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    India's Omicron Wave May Intensify In Coming Weeks, Say Experts

    : India's COVID-19 infections, led by the Omicron variant, may see a sharp rise in the coming weeks, some top experts said, noting that the variant was already in community transmission and hospitals were seeing more pat

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    COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause infertility: US study

    Covid-19 vaccines do not cause infertility, though males who have been infected by the virus may experience short-term reduced fertility, according to the latest research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology

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    CIA Officer Reports 'Havana Syndrome' Symptoms On India Trip: Reports

    A CIA officer who was traveling with agency director William Burns to India this month reported symptoms consistent with Havana syndrome, CNN and the New York Times/

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    WHO reports big drop in new coronavirus infections

    The WHO said there were about 4 million coronavirus cases reported globally last week, marking the first major drop in new infections in more than two months.

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    Blood Plasma Therapy Doesn't Help Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients: Study

    Convalescent plasma does not reduce the risk of intubation or death in COVID-19 patients, according to a study which found that people receiving the therapy experienced more serious.

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    World passes threshold of 4.5m Covid deaths

    Some 10,000 deaths are reported every day in the world, a much lower figure than the highs of January when an average of 14,800 people were being killed daily.

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    China Offers Sops to Encourage Couples Have More Children

    In an apparent attempt to address the reluctance of the Chinese couples to have more children due to mounting costs, the amended law has also passed more social and economic support measures to address the concerns.

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    COVID-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

    COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who have not yet been vaccinated or exposed.

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    The dogs sniffing out Covid-19 at airports

    Dogs have up to 100,000 times the smelling sensitivity of humans, meaning our canine friends could be a helpful addition to Covid-19 screening measures at airports.

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    Nearly 5 million fewer girls to be born worldwide over next 10 years: Study

    An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male.

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    Delta Variant Cripples Asia; China, Thailand & Malaysia Witness Record Surge

    The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced a record number of COVID-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease.

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    Coronavirus likely to lock India's women out of job market for years

    Savitri Devi has been searching for work since she lost her job at a garment factory in New Delhi, along with half her co-workers, when sales plummeted at the start of.

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    Delta spreads 'like wildfire' as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

    With a new wave of Covid-19 infections fuelled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of.

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    Iran to cure cancer using particle therapy

    Iran has carried out the test operation of the first ion therapy or particle therapy system, which uses this synchrotron to accelerate protons or Carbon ions to the speed of light to kill malignant cells.

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