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WHO declares Monkeypox a global emergency

WHO declares Monkeypox a global emergency

dailynews.lk SWITZERLAND: The World Health Organisation has declared the global Monkeypox outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ (PHEIC), one step below that of a ‘pandemic.’ A PHEIC, according...

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No immediate need for mass Monkeypox vaccinations- WHO official

No immediate need for mass Monkeypox vaccinations- WHO official

dailynews.lk Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration. SWITZERLAND, UN, US: The World Health Organisation (WHO) does not believe the outbreak of Monkeypox outside...

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What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

By Dilini Madushanki – ceylontoday.lk Cases of monkeypox – a rare, little-known disease – are being investigated in European countries including the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. On Friday (20)...

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Sri Lanka runs out of anti-dengue chemicals – health ministry

Sri Lanka runs out of anti-dengue chemicals – health ministry

CHANKA JAYASINGHE – economynext.com ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka health authorities warn of a possible rise in dengue cases with data showing a spike in the cases during the first quarter...

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WHO calls Omicron death toll “beyond tragic”

WHO calls Omicron death toll “beyond tragic”

ceylontoday.lk The World Health Organization (WHO) lamented that half a million COVID-19 deaths had been recorded since the Omicron variant was discovered, calling the count “beyond tragic”. The WHO’s incident...

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Full vaccination compulsory from April 30, Gazette issued

Full vaccination compulsory from April 30, Gazette issued

Chaturanga Samarawickrama – dailymirror.lk While issuing an extraordinary gazette notification the Health Ministry announced that people should not enter public places without having proof of being fully vaccinated against the...

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WHO urges cancelling holiday events over Omicron fears

WHO urges cancelling holiday events over Omicron fears

ceylontoday.lk The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged people to cancel some of their holiday plans to protect public health as the Omicron variant spreads globally. “An event cancelled is...

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Omicron cases doubling at least every 3 days, WHO says

Omicron cases doubling at least every 3 days, WHO says

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading significantly faster than the Delta strain in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3...

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Omicron spreads faster than Delta, but may be less severe: Hong Kong study

Omicron spreads faster than Delta, but may be less severe: Hong Kong study

ECONOMYNEXT – Transmissibility of the Omicron variant of the COvid 19 virus is higher than the Delta and the original variant, and have the ability to partially escape immunity from...

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Administration of booster dose for over-60 age group begins

Administration of booster dose for over-60 age group begins

ft.lk Administration of a third or booster dose for the over-60 age group commenced today, with the program being rolled out in Western Province, Southern Province, Anuradhapura District and Ampara...

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