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WHO: Scope, Scale of Health Emergencies Growing

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns global health challenges are growing and threatening the well-being of millions of people worldwide. He spoke at the opening of WHO’s week-long executive board meeting. The WHO chief began his presentation on a somber note. He told meeting participants that an emergency committee convened to assess the status of the pandemic has concluded that COVID-19 remains a global health emergency. He said the situation is much better now than a year ago when the omicron variant of the coronavirus was at its peak. But, he added, weekly reported deaths have been

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Singapore reported 2,088 new COVID-19 cases

SINGAPORE– Singapore reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total tally to 2,148,794.   A total of 200 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 11 of them in intensive care units, according to statistics released by the country’s Ministry of Health.   One new death from COVID-19 was reported yesterday, bringing the total death toll to 1,699.     Source: Nam News Network

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COVID variants BQ.1/BQ.1.1 make up 44% of U.S. cases – CDC

The U.S. national public health agency said on Friday that Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 were estimated to account for about 44.2% of COVID-19 cases in the country for the week ending Nov. 12, compared with 32.6% in the previous week, Trend reports citing Reuters. The two variants, which are closely related to Omicron’s BA.5 sub-variant that drove COVID-19 cases in United States earlier in the year, made up less than 10% of total cases in the country last month, but currently have surpassed Omicron’s BA.5, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BQ.1.1 accounted for nearly 24.1% of circulating

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Climate-Related Disease Outbreaks Surge in Greater Horn of Africa

  The United Nations reports that up to 222 million people globally are facing acute hunger — and that 47 million of them in the Greater Horn of Africa. Most parts of the region are battling the worst drought in 40 years. After four consecutive years of drought and a fifth season of failed rains looming, health experts fear great loss of life. A new World Health Organization analysis of seven countries in the region finds disease outbreaks and climate-related emergencies have reached their highest level this century. Analysts have recorded a total of 39 health emergencies this year in

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Singapore Reported 2,863 New COVID-19 Cases

SINGAPORE, Singapore reported 2,863 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the country’s total tally to 1,914,280.   Of the new cases, 281 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, and 2,582 through ARTs (antigen rapid test), according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.   Among the PCR cases, 272 were local transmissions and nine were imported cases.   Among the ART cases, with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 2,486 local transmissions and 96 imported cases, respectively.   A total of 280 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with eight cases

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Singapore Reports 2,969 New COVID-19 Cases

SINGAPORE, Singapore reported 2,969 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total tally to 1,335,625.Of the new cases, 325 cases were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, and 2,644 through antigen rapid test (ART), according t…

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