Excess deaths due to pandemic up to three times higher than reported Covid toll: WHO

GENEVA: Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to be a “significant undercount”, the World Health Organization said on Friday, saying 6-8 million people may have died so far. Presenting its annual World Health Statistics report, the WHO estimated that total deaths from the Covid-19 … Read more

Internet disruption reported in southeast Iran amid unrest

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s impoverished southeast experienced wide disruptions of internet service over the past week, internet experts said Saturday, as unrest gripped the remote province after a string of fatal border shootings. Several rights groups reported in a joint statement that authorities shut down the mobile data network in the … Read more