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Minister: several nursing homes affected by Covid outbreaks – The Royal Gazette

Updated: Dec 16, 2022 06:49 PM Health minister Kim Wilson (File photograph) Covid-19 cases are increasing with several island nursing homes affected by an outbreak of the virus, the health minister said today. At a press conference, Kim Wilson said: “Unfortunately Covid is still out there in our community. There is an increase in respiratory … Read more

China, HK stocks fall as COVID outbreaks, Fed projections weigh

China and Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday, tracking subdued Asian peers, hit by concerns over rising COVID-19 infections in China and disappointing economic data and the U.S. Federal Reserve projecting higher interest rates for a longer period. China also reported worse-than-expected factory output and retail sales data for November, underscoring the impact of widespread … Read more

UN OCHA: conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and economic crisis most important risks to Sudan

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) presented its humanitarian needs overview for Sudan, including its Humanitarian Programme for 2023. The 100-pages-long report identified conflict, disasters associated with natural hazards, disease outbreaks, and economic deterioration as the most significant risks in Sudan. The document “provides a shared understanding of the crisis, including the most pressing humanitarian … Read more

Asian markets fret on China COVID outbreaks, Fed outlook

Asian share markets turned hesitant on Monday as investors fretted about the economic fallout from fresh COVID-19 restrictions in China, while bonds and the dollar braced for more updates on U.S. monetary policy. Beijing’s most populous district urged residents to stay at home on Monday as the city’s COVID case numbers rose, while at least … Read more

Lessons from past outbreaks can stop new epidemics in their tracks

Editor’s Note: Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC from 2009-2017, oversaw responses to the H1N1 influenza, Ebola and Zika epidemics, is President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Precious Matsoso is the former Director-General of the South African National Department of … Read more

Outbreaks and Uprisings in Orhan Pamuk’s “Nights of Plague”

Six years ago, the Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk started writing a historical novel about the outbreak of bubonic plague on a fictional island. He’d been dreaming of such a project for decades: as a student of history and of the great European plague chronicles and novels—Defoe’s “A Journal of a Plague Year,” Manzoni’s “The Betrothed,” … Read more

Cholera outbreaks in six regions of Kenya: health ministry

Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae. Credit: Wikipedia Six regions in Kenya have been hit with cholera outbreaks including the capital Nairobi, the health ministry announced Wednesday, with a total of 60 cases registered nationwide. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection causing sometimes fatal dehydration. It is generally contracted from food or water contaminated … Read more

Shenzhen districts locked down as China battles COVID outbreaks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Most districts locked down in tech hub of 18 million Mass testing, transport suspension takes effect In Chengdu, schools to close from Monday SHENZHEN, China, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Most residents of the Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as … Read more