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WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned on Wednesday that the more transmissible Omicron together with the currently circulating Delta variants might lead to “a tsunami of cases,” putting immense pressure on national health systems. Recapping WHO’s response since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General …

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New dangerous COVID-19 variant

Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers in South Africa are racing to track the concerning rise of a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The variant harbours a large number of mutations found in other variants, including Delta, and it seems …

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UK on high alert over new Delta variant

London, UK | Xinhua | The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed Friday that the Delta variant sub-lineage (Delta AY.4.2) was designated a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) on Oct. 20, 2021, and has been given the official name VUI-21OCT-01. The UKHSA said the designation was made on the basis that …

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Radio stations in Soroti deny Amuriat airtime

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been denied access to radio stations in Soroti. Amuriat who has been canvassing for votes in the Teso sub region says that his plans to have talk-shows on radio stations have been frustrated. …

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