Unchecked Covid Transmission In North Korea Can Lead To Rise Of New Variants: WHO

North Korea is grappling with its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak, fuelling concerns over a major crisis due to a lack of vaccines and medical infrastructure. WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan said high levels of transmission of the coronavirus among unvaccinated people, such as in North Korea, creates a higher risk of new variants.
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EU cuts forecast for economic growth as fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine widens

EU's gross domestic product will expand 2.7 per cent this year and 2.3 per cent in 2023, the bloc's executive arm said Monday. EU economy expanded 5.4 per cent last year following a deep recession prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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