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WHO Declares Monkeypox Global Emergency, Triggers Highest Alert

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, to be a global health emergency — the highest alarm it can sound. “I have decided that the global #monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” WHO chief …

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Moderna To Build $500m Vaccine Plant In Africa

Biotechnology company and COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna says “it will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year.” In a statement released on Thursday, the company said it anticipates “investing up to $500 million in this new …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 437 New Cases

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 2,701 on Wednesday after six more people battling the disease lost the fight. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Thursday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country. Four hundred …

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Nigeria Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases In Seven Months

Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, recording its highest daily cases in seven months. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 1,149 fresh infections for the day, three times higher than the 357 cases confirmed on Tuesday. Wednesday’s figures also marks the first time the country is …

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Israel Tightens Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Rise

New restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid took effect in Israel on Wednesday, after the largely vaccinated country saw the highest daily infection rate since January. The measures, announced Sunday, require vaccination certificates or negative coronavirus tests to enter a range of public spaces, including restaurants and bars, …

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