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WHO concerned by 6 percent rise in COVID-19 infections in SA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern following a six percent increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the past seven days, despite a two percent decrease in the number of infections on the African continent. South Africa is one of 16 countries that have shown an increase. South African[…]

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Police fire tear gas to break up Beirut protest

Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over this week’s blast amid clashes between protesters and riot police near parliament. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr at the scene said civil society groups have been calling on people to[…]

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WHO warns against coronavirus ‘immunity passports’

The United Nations’s health agency has warned there is no scientific evidence to prove that people who have recovered from the coronavirus develop immunity against potential infection in the future, as the global death toll from COVID-19 passed 200,000 on Saturday amid 2.8 million infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) gave the[…]

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Ebola patient dies in Congo, first case in 50 days

The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to declare an end to the epidemic on Sunday,[…]

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