Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New virus lockdown looms for Belgium

Belgium appears headed for a new lockdown to stem a variant-fuelled surge in COVID infections, according to reports on the eve of an emergency government meeting set for Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK reports record 1,325 coronavirus deaths over 24 hours

Britain on Friday reported a record 1,325 deaths over a 24 period from people testing positive for coronavirus, as a surge in cases piled pressure on overstretched health services, forcing London to declare a major incident.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England imposes six-week lockdown after COVID surge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a six-week lockdown for England's 56 million people, including the closure of schools, after a surge in coronavirus cases brought warnings that hospitals could soon face collapse.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antimicrobial resistance as dangerous as pandemic: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Friday that growing antimicrobial resistance is every bit as dangerous as the coronavirus pandemic—and threatens to reverse a century of medical progress.

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