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WHO urges to cancel holiday plans to protect public health amid Omicron Covid-19 variant concerns

The World Health Organization has urged people to cancel some of their holiday plans to protect public health as the Omicron variant spreads globally. Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “All of us sick of this pandemic. All of us want to spend time with friends and family. […]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild Covid-19 symptoms after testing positive on Sunday, the office of the presidency said in a statement. He has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week. Ramaphosa “started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honor of former Deputy […]

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Traditional Japanese breakfast dish ‘Natto’ effective against Covid-19, researchers claim in study

Researchers have found that a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, can prove to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Natto is made by fermenting soybeans with Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria found in plants and in soil. Researchers from the Tokyo University of […]

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About 60% of U.S. Navy sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have coronavirus antibodies: Report

A U.S. Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of sailors tested had antibodies for the virus, two U.S. officials told Reuters, suggesting far higher infection rate than previously known. In April, the Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]