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COVID-19: Families Can Hold Funeral Of The Departed, Says WHO In Its New Guidelines For Managing Dead Bodies During The Pandemic

COVID-19: Families Can Hold Funeral Of The Deceased, Says WHO In Its New Guidelines For Managing Dead Bodies During The Pandemic
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The new interim guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on dead body management during COVID-19 eases restrictions on attending the funeral of a near and dear one, says embalming or preserving of the corpse is not recommended since there is a risk of getting into contact with body secretions and air during the process ...
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Scientists Predict That COVID-19 Will Become A Seasonal Virus – But Not Yet

Scientists Predict That COVID-19 Will Become A Seasonal Virus – But Not Yet
Coronavirus Outbreak News
As per a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, COVID-19 will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when herd immunity is attained ...
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UNICEF Holds Talks With Religious Scholars, Urdu Media On Ways To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

UNICEF Holds Talks With Religious Scholars, Urdu Media On Ways To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
Coronavirus Outbreak News
In a statement, the UNICEF said the participants agreed to leverage the respect, command, reach and influence of faith leaders and the Urdu media to reinforce messaging on the importance of practising social distancing, wearing masks, handwashing, encouraging greater community participation and addressing misinformation surrounding COVID-19 ...
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COVID-19: Kurin Systems Introduce First Air Purification Mask Called Kurin Atom

COVID-19: Kurin Systems Introduce First Air Purification Mask Called Kurin Atom
Coronavirus Outbreak Environment News
Wearing a mask-like N95 does not allow the exhaled air to escape fully and may cause breathing issues, say the inventors of an air purification mask ...
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India One Of The Countries That Account For Two-Thirds Of Deaths Linked To Trans Fat Intake; Must Act Now: Warns WHO

India One Of The Countries That Account For Two-Thirds Of Deaths Linked To Trans Fat Intake; Must Act Now: Warns WHO
Coronavirus Outbreak Nutrition
Consumption of industrially produced trans fats are estimated to cause around 500,000 deaths per year due to coronary heart disease across the globe, as per a new WHO report  ...
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With 77.88 Per Cent Recovery Rate, Post-COVID Care Gains Equal Importance

With 77.88 Per Cent Recovery Rate, Post-COVID Care Gains Equal Importance
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to the health experts, recovered COVID-19 patients complain of generalised fatigue and are not able to return to an absolutely normal level of well-being even after a long time since they had the infection ...
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Healthcare Experts Welcome Decline In India’s Child Mortality Rate

Healthcare Experts Welcome Decline In India's Child Mortality Rate
News Swasth India
According to a new UN report, the infant mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) in the country has declined from 89 in 1990 to 28 in 2019 ...
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COVID-19: Union Health Secretary Urges States, UTs To Ensure That No Restriction Is Imposed On Movement Of Medical Oxygen Between States

COVID-19: Union Health Secretary Urges States, UTs To Ensure That No Restriction Is Imposed On Movement Of Medical Oxygen Between States
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Medical oxygen constitutes an essential public health commodity and any impediment in its supply may critically impact the management of patients suffering from COVID-19 disease, says the central government ...
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Expert Blog: Know The Facts About COVID-19 Testing

Expert Blog: Know The Facts About COVID-19 Testing
Blogs Coronavirus Outbreak
Amid the uncertain times of the pandemic that continues unabated and instills a sense of anxiety and fear among people, various misinformation around COVID-19, which the WHO has described as an infodemic. Here are some of the common myths around coronavirus testing busted by medical experts ...
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COVID-19 Could Fuel More Conflict, Poverty, Starvation, Says United Nations

COVID-19 Could Fuel More Conflict, Poverty, Starvation, Says United Nations
Coronavirus Outbreak News
UN political chief Rosemary DiCarlo and UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock painted a grim picture to the UN Security Council of the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has blanketed the world ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Roundup: Trials Of Oxford Vaccine Candidate, A Frontrunner In The Global Race, Are Paused After Unexplained Illness Occurred In A Volunteer

COVID-19 Vaccine Roundup: Trials Of Oxford Vaccine Candidate, A Frontrunner In The Global Race, Are Paused After Unexplained Illness Occurred In A Volunteer
Coronavirus Vaccine News
AZD1222, also known as the Oxford vaccine, is one of nine COVID-19 vaccines currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trials around the world ...
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Health Ministry Releases Guidelines For Partial Reopening Of Schools For Students Of Classes 9-12 On Voluntary Basis

Health Ministry Releases Guidelines For Partial Reopening Of Schools For Students Of Classes 9-12 On Voluntary Basis
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The Union Health Ministry said that schools that were used as quarantine centres should be properly sanitised and deep cleaned before partial functioning ...
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