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The Day In A Glimpse | From Delhi reporting the 5th case of the monkeypox virus to polio silently spreading in the United States (US), take a quick look at the top headlines of the day from the healthcare sector around the world.
Amid a sharp spike in COVID cases and positivity rate in the national capital, the Delhi government has implemented strict safety protocols to contain the spread. According to the reports, the district officials have started forming teams to strictly enforce the mask mandate and issue a fine of 500 to violators. This comes after Delhi reported over 2,000 cases of the deadly virus in the last 24 hours.
Amid a sudden surge in the daily COVID-19 cases in the state, the Punjab government on Saturday made face masks mandatory in public places. In an advisory, the government urged everyone to must wear masks in all educational institutions, government and private offices, indoor and outdoor gatherings, malls, and public places.
The national capital has reported the 5th case of the monkeypox virus infection. According to the reports, a 22-year-old woman tested positive for the monkeypox virus on Friday after she was admitted for showing symptoms of monkeypox. Delhi confirmed its first monkeypox case on July 24, while the country's first-ever case was reported on July 14 in Kerala's Kollam district. Read the complete story HERE.
A recent study has shown that certain antibodies from monkeys can help in the development of next-generation vaccines which can offer additional protection against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and other SARS-related viruses. According to the study, antibodies from rhesus macaque monkeys, are effective against many different SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as other SARS viruses like SARS-CoV-1, the highly lethal virus that caused an outbreak in 2003. Read more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus HERE.
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