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WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus accused of misconduct by his country

  • Jan 15, 2022
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The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing its Ethiopian director-general of misconduct after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country.
Ethiopia nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the head of the UN health agency four years ago, but says he has not lived up to the integrity and professional expectations required from his office, accusing him of interfering in Ethiopia's internal affairs, according to a  press release issued late Thursday. 
"Through his acts, (Tedros) spread harmful misinformation and compromised WHO's reputation, independence and credibility," Ethiopia's ministry of foreign affairs said. 
WHO had no immediate response to the claims. 
Tedros, an ethnic Tigrayan, has repeatedly deplored the situation in his home country and called for humanitarian access to the conflict-ridden region of Ethiopia. 
"Nowhere in the world are we witnessing hell like Tigray," said Tedros at a media briefing Wednesday. 
He cited a missive WHO had received recently from a physician in the region, who said health authorities had run out of basic medicines for diseases including diabetes in June and were now using expired stocks and intravenous fluids.
Tedros condemned Ethiopia's blockade of international access to Tigray, saying that WHO had not been allowed to send any supplies to the region since July, noting the UN agency had access to Syria and Yemen even during their worst conflicts. 
He said there should be unfettered humanitarian access to Tigray and said that just respecting the constitutional order would bring this problem into a "peaceful conclusion"
He continued: "Of course, I am from that region and from the northern part of Ethiopia. But I am saying this without any bias. "
The Ethiopian government said Tedros was using his office to advance his political interest at the expense of Ethiopia and said he continues to be an active member of the Tigray People's Liberation Front; Tedros was foreign minister and health minister when the TPLF dominated the country's ruling coalition. 
The Tigray People's Liberation Front, the political party that runs the Tigray region, has been clashing with Ethiopian federal forces since the country's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister accused the heavily armed regional government of attacking a military base. 
Each government regards the other as illegitimate after a months-long falling-out amid political reforms.
In September, France, Germany and other European countries nominated Tedros for a second term as WHO's director-general, the first time any candidate was not supported by his or her home country. 
Tedros is expected to be confirmed for another five-year term in May, as he is running unopposed. 
Under Tedros, WHO came under withering criticism from the US Trump administration over allegations of grievous missteps in responding to COVID-19 and for allegedly colluding with China in the early phases of the outbreak. 
Tedros has been a leading voice urging rich countries and vaccine makers to do more to improve access to COVID shots in the developing world  a call that has largely gone unheeded. 
Last year, WHO faced mounting pressure over revelations from an AP investigation and an independent panel that found senior management were informed of sexual abuse allegations during the agency's response to an Ebola outbreak in Congo.

Indian embassy in Doha marks country's 73rd Republic Day

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Indian embassy in Doha marks country
Tribune News Network Doha The 73rd Republic Day of India was marked at the Embassy of India in Doha on Wednesday. HE Dr Deepak Mittal, the Ambassador of India to Qatar, hoisted the Indian national flag in the Embassy ..

Amir patronises graduation ceremony of 9th batch of Al Zaeem Air College candidates

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Amir patronises graduation ceremony of 9th batch of Al Zaeem Air College candidates
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the graduation ceremony of the 9th batch of candidate students of Al Zaeem Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah Air College at Al Udeid Air Base on Wednesday ..

588 more people face action for violating COVID-19 safety norms in Qatar

  • Jan 26, 2022
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588 more people face action for violating COVID-19 safety norms in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said it referred to Public Prosecution 588 people for violations of various COVID-19 safety norms. Among them, 450 people were booked for not wearing ..

Amir to meet with US president next Monday

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Amir to meet with US president next Monday
QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will meet with US President Joe Biden in Washington, DC, on Monday (January 31). The discussions between HH the Amir and the US President ..

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish
Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world. In the Bible, Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather and was said to have lived to be 969 ..

Lusail COVID-19 drive-through to offer booster doses and testing

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Lusail COVID-19 drive-through to offer booster doses and testing
Tribune News Network Doha  The drive-through COVID-19 testing centre in Lusail will begin to administer booster doses of the vaccines from January 26, 2022, the Primary Healthcare Corporation has said. From ..

Qatar provides 50,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to Philippines

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Qatar provides 50,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to Philippines
QNA Doha Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has provided financial support to the Philippines to purchase 50,000 doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. This assistance provided by Qatar to brotherly and friendly ..

Support our efforts by receiving booster dose to combating COVID-19: MoPH

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Support our efforts by receiving booster dose to combating COVID-19: MoPH
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has stressed the importance of supporting community members for its continuous efforts and playing their role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic by ..

More than 37,000 kilos of inedible produce removed from Al-Sailiya Central Market in January

  • Jan 25, 2022
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More than 37,000 kilos of inedible produce removed from Al-Sailiya Central Market in January
Tribune News Network Doha More than 37,000 kilograms of spoiled and inedible food produce has been removed from Al-Sailiya Central Market and destroyed throughout January, the Ministry of Municipality has ..

Qatar reports 2,551 new COVID-19 cases

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Qatar reports 2,551 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Monday reported 2,551 COVID-19 cases – 2,124 among community and 427 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 4,018 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Two men arrested for stealing from shops in Industrial Area

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Two men arrested for stealing from shops in Industrial Area
Tribune News Network Doha Two men have been arrested in connection with reports of thefts at some shops in Industrial Area, the Ministry of Interior has said. The men, identified only as African nationals, were arrested ..

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

  • Jan 25, 2022
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US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry
The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden ..

Temperatures to drop again to single digit in Qatar between Thursday and Sunday: QMD

  • Jan 25, 2022
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Temperatures to drop again to single digit in Qatar between Thursday and Sunday: QMD
Tribune News Network Doha Northwesterly wind with speeds ranging between 12 and 22 knots and gusts of 30 knots is expected to return between Thursday and Sunday, again dropping temperatures to as low as 8°C. The ..

New service fees at Qatar airports will come into force from April 1

  • Jan 24, 2022
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New service fees at Qatar airports will come into force from April 1
Tribune News Network Doha The General Authority of Civil Aviation issued Circular No. (2) of 2022 to the directors of airlines and directors of travel offices regarding the amendment and introduction of service fees at ..

Ministries set price caps on domestic worker recruitment

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Ministries set price caps on domestic worker recruitment
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar has set price caps for recruiting domestic workers from foreign countries in an effort to end an unjustified rise in such costs. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of ..

Huge quantities of imported lemon, potato removed from Al Sailiya Central Market

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Huge quantities of imported lemon, potato removed from Al Sailiya Central Market
Tribune News Network Doha Huge quantities of imported lemon and potato were removed from sale at the Al Sailiya Central Market after Al Rayyan municipal  authorities found them unfit for human consumption, the ..

Virus claims two more lives as 2,748 test positive in Qatar

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Virus claims two more lives as 2,748 test positive in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Monday reported 2,748 COVID-19 cases – 2,297 among community and 451 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 4,083 recoveries. With this, the active ..

MoCI inspects retail outlets in Ain Khaled, Muaither and Umm Salal

  • Jan 24, 2022
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MoCI inspects retail outlets in Ain Khaled, Muaither and Umm Salal
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Commerce and Industry conducted inspection campaigns in retail outlets across Qatar, including in Ain Khaled, Muaither, and Umm Salal. The inspection campaigns identified ..

COVID-19 quarantine period in Qatar reduced to seven days

  • Jan 24, 2022
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COVID-19 quarantine period in Qatar reduced to seven days
Tribune News Network Doha ​The Ministry of Public Health has reduced the mandatory period of isolation and sick leave for confirmed COVID-19 cases from 10 days to 7 days. ​Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 on a ..

Amir meets with Chair of Rolls-Royce Anita Frew

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Amir meets with Chair of Rolls-Royce Anita Frew
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met with Chair of Rolls-Royce Anita Frew and the accompanying delegation, who called on His Highness to greet him on the occasion of her visit to the country, at Sheikh ..

UK pulling embassy staff from Ukraine

  • Jan 24, 2022
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UK pulling embassy staff from Ukraine
The UK has begun to withdraw staff from the British embassy in Ukraine amid warnings of a Russian invasion. Officials say there have been no specific threats to British diplomats, but about half of the staff working in Kyiv ..

631 more people face action for violating COVID-19 safety norms in Qatar

  • Jan 24, 2022
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631 more people face action for violating COVID-19 safety norms in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Interior on Monday said it referred to Public Prosecution 631 people for violations of various COVID-19 safety norms. Among them, 372 people were booked for not wearing masks ..

'Heating or eating': Britons struggle with rising costs

  • Jan 24, 2022
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Nestled amid superstores at a retail park, the Colchester Foodbank in eastern England last year gave out a total of 165 tons of food -- enough to feed 17,000 people. But that could be surpassed this year, as British annual ..

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

  • Jan 24, 2022
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US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount
The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at ..

Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kabul

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kabul
QNA Kabul A Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid provided by Qatar Charity has arrived at Kabul International Airport in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as part of the humanitarian air bridge from the State of ..

HMC opens new laboratory to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing

  • Jan 23, 2022
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HMC opens new laboratory to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing
QNA Doha Hamad Medical Corporation's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology on Sunday opened a new laboratory which will increase capacity for COVID-19 testing and ensure test results are processed ..

Timetable for establishing GCC Railways Authority approved

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Timetable for establishing GCC Railways Authority approved
QNA Doha Ministers of Transport and Communication in the GCC countries, members of the Ministerial Committee of Transportation, have approved the timetable for the founding phase of the GCC Railways Authority, during ..

COVID-19: New cases fall below 3,000 as virus claims 86-year-old

  • Jan 23, 2022
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COVID-19: New cases fall below 3,000 as virus claims 86-year-old
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Sunday reported 2,981 COVID-19 cases – 2,507 among community and 474 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 4,281 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Amir appoints assistant foreign minister for regional affairs

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Amir appoints assistant foreign minister for regional affairs
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued Sunday Amiri decision No. 10 of 2022 appointing HE Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Regional ..

Qatar releases video of scarred jets in Airbus dispute

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Qatar releases video of scarred jets in Airbus dispute
Qatar Airways took a spiralling $4 million-a-day dispute with Europe's Airbus to social media on Friday, publishing a video of the scarred exterior of grounded A350 jets that the airline said underscored "serious and ..

Amir meets with Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al Attiyah

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Amir meets with Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al Attiyah
QNA Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received Nasser bin Saleh Al Attiyah, who was crowned the champion of the Dakar International Rally for the fourth time, at the Sheikh ..

Kremlin opposer Alexei Navalny's anti-corruption agency releases images of Putin's mansion

  • Jan 23, 2022
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Kremlin opposer Alexei Navalny
The trove of nearly 500 photos of 'Putin's palace,' published by Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund, show the palatial mansion on Russia's Black Sea coast has a vast marble swimming pool decorated with busts of Greek gods, ..

Abu Samra records lowest apparent temp of -2.4°C

  • Jan 22, 2022
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Abu Samra records lowest apparent temp of -2.4°C
Tribune News Network Doha The winter freeze with early morning and late night chills is being experienced in Doha and other parts of Qatar for the past few days. The Qatar Meteorology Department said Abu Samra recorded ..

Toyota confirms four-year wait for new Land Cruiser in Japan

  • Jan 22, 2022
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Toyota confirms four-year wait for new Land Cruiser in Japan
Toyota has warned customers in Japan that they will have to wait for up to four years to take delivery of its new Land Cruiser SUV. The world's biggest carmaker says the delay is not related to the global chip shortage or the ..

Virus claims life of 82-year-old as 3,087 more test positive in Qatar

  • Jan 22, 2022
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Virus claims life of 82-year-old as 3,087 more test positive in Qatar
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Saturday reported 3,087 COVID-19 cases – 2,509 among community and 578 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 4,987 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions

  • Jan 22, 2022
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Russia toughens its posture amid Ukraine tensions
With tens of thousands of Russian troops positioned near Ukraine, the Kremlin has kept the U.S. and its allies guessing about its next moves in the worst security crisis to emerge between Moscow and the West since the Cold ..

FM affirms Qatar's commitment to implementing outcomes of global conference on youth-inclusive peace processes

  • Jan 22, 2022
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FM affirms Qatar
QNA Doha HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani affirmed the State of Qatar's commitment to implementing the main objectives and outputs of the High-Level ..

No breakthrough from US-Russia talks on Ukraine

  • Jan 22, 2022
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No breakthrough from US-Russia talks on Ukraine
The United States and Russia sought to lower the temperature Friday in a heated standoff over Ukraine, even as they said no breakthrough was imminent amid fears of a possible Russian invasion. Armed with seemingly ..

Qatar records 3,204 new COVID-19 cases

  • Jan 21, 2022
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Qatar records 3,204 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Friday reported 3,204 COVID-19 cases – 2,772 among community and 432 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 4,072 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Has rule-breaker Boris Johnson met his match in ‘partygate’?

  • Jan 21, 2022
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Has rule-breaker Boris Johnson met his match in ‘partygate’?
For Boris Johnson, facts have always been flexible. The British prime minister’s career is littered with doctored quotes, tall tales, exaggerations and mistruths. When called out, he has generally offered an ..

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

  • Jan 21, 2022
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US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body
Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a ..

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA’s opening Olympic uniforms

  • Jan 21, 2022
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Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA’s opening Olympic uniforms
Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white. The jackets unveiled Thursday by ..

1.2 million FIFA World Cup tickets requested within 24 hours

  • Jan 20, 2022
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1.2 million FIFA World Cup tickets requested within 24 hours
Tribune News Network Doha The start of ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ has generated huge demand around the world. More than 1.2 million tickets have been requested by fans worldwide in the first 24 ..

Angela Merkel turns down United Nations job

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Angela Merkel turns down United Nations job
When then German Chancellor Angela Merkel was making her way out of government last November, she made it very clear that she would not return to politics after stepping down as chancellor. Her plan, instead, she told DW, was to ..

Amir patronizes graduation ceremony of fourth batch of Police College candidates

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Amir patronizes graduation ceremony of fourth batch of Police College candidates
QNA Doha HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the graduation ceremony of the fourth batch of candidate students of the Ministry of Interior's Police College at the Police Training Institute in Al Sailiya ..

Active COVID-19 cases begin to decline as recoveries outstrip new cases for first time in weeks

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Active COVID-19 cases begin to decline as recoveries outstrip new cases for first time in weeks
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Wednesday reported 3,294 COVID-19 cases – 2,934 among community and 360 among travellers. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 3,917 recoveries. With this, the active ..

Prime Minister meets with Jordanian Minister of Interior

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Prime Minister meets with Jordanian Minister of Interior
QNA Doha HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani met on Thursday morning at headquarters of the Police College at Al Sailiya with HE Minister of Interior of the ..

PM meets with undersecretary of Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia

  • Jan 20, 2022
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PM meets with undersecretary of Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia
QNA Doha HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani met on Thursday morning at the Police College in Al Sailiya with HE Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior in the ..

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: accepting the virus

  • Jan 20, 2022
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Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: accepting the virus
When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the ..

WHO counts 18 million virus cases last week as omicron slows

  • Jan 19, 2022
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WHO counts 18 million virus cases last week as omicron slows
The number of new coronavirus cases globally rose by 20% last week to more than 18 million, marking a slowdown in the surge caused by the omicron variant’s spread, according to the World Health Organization. In its ..

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