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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be Covid-19 as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military medical officers were deployed to distribute medicine. State media said the North’s anti-virus headquarters reported an additional 269,510 people were found with fevers and six people …

China said Friday that it has effectively locked down Changchun, which has a population of around nine million, as the number of people newly infected with the novel coronavirus has been increasing in the northeastern city. The municipal government also said it has begun to carry out PCR tests on all citizens in the city, …

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kontrol Technologies Corp. (NEO:KNR) (OTCQB:KNRLF) (FSE:1K8) (“Kontrol” or the “Company”), a leader in smart building technology, has completed initial testing of the BioCloud technology in Japan and has delivered a positive detection of the influenza virus. The initial testing indicates the application of the BioCloud technology for influenza virus. “The BioCloud technology innovation is …

TakeAir LONDON, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TakeAir, a Belgian biotechnology firm specialising in indoor air quality improvement, has announced ground-breaking new Biospheric Air Treatment technology that kills airborne viruses (e.g. COVID-19) in buildings. Under an agreement with CBRE Investment Management, TakeAir’s technology will be carefully assessed as part of a research programme at …

Bees and other pollinators play an essential role in ensuring biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem. They are essential in the reproduction, and therefore survival, of many plants which, in turn, serve as food and shelter for a variety of animals. They are also critical to our food security, providing vital human nutrition. In the past …

A vaccination blitz is underway in Victoria, with aged care and disability workers now a top priority. From tomorrow until Sunday, commonwealth managed private aged care homes and the residential disability sector will be given priority access to walk-in vaccination hubs around Victoria when they present evidence of their employment. The Royal Exhibition Building, the Melbourne Convention …

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Cervices, Richard Colbeck says health authorities “make no apologies” for prioritising aged care residents over the staff who work in those facilities in getting the coronavirus vaccine. Dr Colbeck said 29 aged care facilities in Victoria yet to receive their doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be prioritised …

Shas sworn in its first female Prime Minister in a makeshift ceremony in a tent after she was locked out of Parliament amid a power struggle with the country’s longstanding leader. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa’s Faith in the One True God (FAST) Party said the dramatic turn of events amounted to a “bloodless coup” following weeks …

By Mark Saunokonoko 22:06 Australia will likely begin a “slow methodical and safe opening” of its international borders in the first half of 2022, according to the nation’s former deputy chief medical officer. Speaking on Today, Dr Nick Coatsworth denied he was in conflict with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over a timeline for opening borders …

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The Metro Public Health Department will lift Nashville’s mask mandate on Friday, the Metro Health Board decided during a meeting on Thursday. The health department had previously announced all other COVID-19 pandemic restrictions would be lifted Friday. The health board voted Thursday to end all mandates at 5 a.m. Friday. The …