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July 18, 2019
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise [...]

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August 10, 2020
97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen

Just as thousands more students return to classrooms this week, another study shows how easily children can get coronavirus...

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Coronavirus: Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections
August 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections

Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne...

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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight
August 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

It is little more than six months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the arrival of a new virus a global emergency...

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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'
August 07, 2020
Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'

People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested...

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Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines
August 04, 2020
Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines

Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse...

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August 04, 2020
Coronavirus: Melbourne police 'assaulted and baited' over lockdown rules

Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have warned of a "dangerous" rise in people resisting lockdown measures, sometimes violently.

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Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak
August 03, 2020
Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found...

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China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong
August 03, 2020
China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong

Seven health officials have arrived in Hong Kong from mainland China, the first members of a 60-person team that will carry out Covid-19 testing...

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Coronavirus: Australia's Victoria records huge case jump
July 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Australia's Victoria records huge case jump

Australia's virus-hit state of Victoria has reported its worst death toll and case rise, prompting fears that a six-week lockdown of state capital Melbourne is not working...

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