International News Round up

 

Three die as storm Eunice hits the UK

Two people in England and one in Ireland have reportedly died, and dozens wounded as Storm Eunice reaps across the UK.

As the strong winds hit the country, millions of persons have been told to stay home.

The storm has left over 200,000 homes without power and many flights canceled.

Meanwhile parts of the roof of London’s O2 Arena’s have  been shredded .

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the storm.

UK’s Meteorological Office has said Storm Eunice ” is clearing away from the UK but strong gusts and dangerous conditions will still persist over the coming hours”.

Malawi reports first wild polio case  in five years.

Public health authorities in Malawi have announced a wild polio outbreak in the country after a three-year-old girl was found to have the virus.

According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the child was confirmed to be a carrier of the wild polio virus after a series of tests.

It is the first case of wild polio reported in Africa within a span of five years.

Africa was declared polio free in 2020, but some countries have continued administering the vaccine as a preventive measure.

Although the strain is reportedly linked to one identified in Pakistan, WHO says it does not affect Africa’s wild poliovirus-free status.

Kathy Neba Sina

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