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Covid in Scotland: Cases hit record high of 20,000

Covid in Scotland: Cases hit record high of 20,000

A further 20,217 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began. The official figures are the first to be published in 2022, and overtake the previous high of 15,849 positive results reported on 29 December. The...

Covid-19: 14 Covid deaths in NI over Christmas

Covid-19: 14 Covid deaths in NI over Christmas

Fourteen more Covid-19-related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Deaths are measured by recording those who died within 28 days of receiving a positive result in a test for coronavirus. The total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in...

Covid: Wales’ Omicron peak due as cases hit highest daily figure

Covid: Europe sees record virus case rise

France has reported Europe's highest ever number of new daily Covid cases as countries across the continent struggle to contain the Omicron variant. But France, with its 179,807 cases on Tuesday, was not alone in breaking records, as Italy, Greece, Portugal and...

Covid-19: 14 Covid deaths in NI over Christmas

India’s unwinnable battle against spitting

Earlier this year, Raja and Priti Narasimhan kicked off a road trip across India armed with one message: stop spitting in public. The couple carried a loudspeaker and blared their message from inside a car covered in anti-spitting slogans. If you have spent time in...

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

With cases of the new coronavirus reported across the globe, health officials are focused on slowing the spread. By understanding how coronavirus spreads, you can take the right steps so you don't get sick and infect others. Person-to-Person Transmission Experts...

Better indoor air quality decreases the risk of coronavirus

Better indoor air quality decreases the risk of coronavirus

Clean air should be everyone’s right just like clean water. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is often compromised because of air pollution, mold and many other factors. Affecting the state of outdoor air quality is often a question of long-term politics, whereas...

Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Spread of COVID-19 occurs via airborne particles and droplets. People who are infected with COVID can release particles and droplets of respiratory fluids that contain the SARS CoV-2 virus into the air when they exhale (e.g., quiet breathing, speaking, singing,...