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EU warns coronavirus could cause ‘huge economic and societal disruption’

European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control says probability of further transmission of ‘high’ despite efforts The Coronavirus outbreak could cause “huge economic and societal disruption”, the EU’s centre for disease control has warned. In its Monday update on the spread of the disease the ECDC said that “the risk associated with …

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Coronavirus ‘may have infected half of UK population’, researchers say

The University of Oxford’s Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease group found that far more people in the UK could have contracted coronavirus than previously thought Coronavirus may have already infected more than half the UK population, researchers say. University of Oxford Professor Sunetra Gupta said it could mean less than …

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Using copper to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), new research shows. Animal coronaviruses that ‘host jump’ to humans, such as SARS and MERS, result in severe infections with high mortality. Researchers found …

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Artificial breast milk start-up gets $3.5 million from Bill Gates-founded investment fund

An artificial breast milk start-up that offers a green alternative to baby formula has received $3.5 (£2.8) million from an investment fund co-founded by Bill Gates. It has been estimated that around 10 per cent of the global dairy industry — a major producer of greenhouse gases — is used to manufacture baby …

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Computer village traders protest against harassment, extortion by market leaders

Computer Village, Ikeja Traders and members of the Community Development Association (CDA) at Computer Village, Ikeja yesterday shut the commercial hub to protest against alleged exploitation and high-handedness of the Iyaloja and Babaloja of the market. They alleged that since the imposition of the Iyaloja, Abimbola Azeez, and Babaloja, Adeniyi …

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Alcohol-intake during lockdown could cause second health crisis: Doctor.

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have launched a study to understand how many people are turning to alcohol to handle the stress, anxiety and boredom of being isolated at home Doctors fear a “second health crisis” as a result of increased alcohol consumption during the Covid-19 lockdown. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have launched …

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EU urges caution as countries begin to reopen schools and shops

European Commission wants gradual and cautious approach Brussels has unveiled a roadmap for the lifting of coronavirus lockdown measures, warning members states should coordinate any easing of restrictions rather than going it alone. The European Commission said its 27 member states should move cautiously and follow scientific evidence, as Austria, Denmark, and …

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