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England to impose face masks from Tuesday, says Javid

Face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday in response to the new Omicron variant, the health secretary has said. Sajid Javid said PCR tests for all overseas arrivals would be…

WHO tracks 20 sublineages of Delta variant

The World Health Organization (WHO) is tracking 20 sublineages of the Delta variant which is still dominant in global circulation, a leading epidemiologist said. WHO Technical Lead on Covid-19 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said there are four…

Study: children’s eyesight worsened in Covid-19 lockdown

Young students who recently endured a year of pandemic lockdowns may have suffered deteriorating eyesight, according to a study published on Thursday (Sept 16). The study, conducted by the Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health,…