Covid-19

Kosk – South Korea’s Controversial Nose-Only Face Mask

A new type of South Korean face mask that only covers the wearer’s nose has been getting a lot of attention from the western press lately. Called ‘kosk” –  a combination of ‘ko’, the Korean word for nose, and ‘mask’ – the unusual face mask sold by South Korean company Atman consists of two parts, one of which can be removed to leave the wearer’s...

UK Prime Minister, Boris and Carrie Johnson’s baby had Covid and was ‘hit quite badly’ by the virus

Romy, the newborn daughter of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was badly-hit by Covid when she was just five weeks old. The 57-year-old Prime Minister had vanished from the public eye last Thursday after a member of his family tested positive for the virus. It's now claimed little Romy was ‘hit quite badly’ with the illness. She's believed to be "on the mend." Daily Mail reports. The last few weeks has also...

Govt To Review Covid-19 Restrictions

Government’s Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 has hinted that it is planning on relaxing restrictions that were put in place to curb the spread of the global pandemic. The Taskforce is scheduled to meet next week to review the restrictions, according to Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda. According to Chiponda the decision has been reached following a decrease in new cases of Coronavirus in the recent...

CDEDI Maintains Stand On Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Despite Its Application Being Thrown Out With Costs

The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) said it is still protesting against mandatory Covid-19 vaccination despite its application to halt the initiative being thrown away by court last week. CDEDI Executive Director, Sylvester Namiwa made the remarks during a press briefing in Lilongwe. According to Namiwa, Covid-19 is not a number one killer in the country and its presence has overshadowed some killer...

Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

The wave of Omicron appears to be milder according to preliminary studies published in the UK and South Africa. Early evidence suggests fewer people are needing hospital treatment than with other variants - with estimates ranging from a 30% to a 70% reduction. But the concern remains that even if Omicron is milder, the sheer number of cases could overwhelm hospitals. More than 100,000 cases have been...

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