U.K. Health Secretary Hancock announced on Monday that a new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in England which might be responsible for the rapid spread of infections in the southeast region of the British country.
A bird flu outbreak in Japan worsened on Dec. 10 as nearly 2.5 million chickens have been culled since the beginning of the outbreak last November.
The United States has recorded more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day for the first time.
The Ministry of Agriculture of France has detected on a duck farm in southwest of the country the highly pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza.
Chengdu capital, in Sichuan province, southwestern China has reported that it is now on high alert, as six new cases have emerged as of Tuesday.
Cases of the H5 strain bird flu were recently detected in chicken farms in the western Japan prefecture of Hiroshima and Miyazaki.
The COVID-19 death toll in Iran has exceeded 50,000 on Dec. 5, Ministry of Health and Medical Education Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.
Amidst the pandemic, deaths due to malaria because of service disruptions will likely exceed mortalities due to Covid-19, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
A new strain of avia flu is suspected to be the reason for the swan deaths across Britain.
The Japanese government reported that they have detected a new outbreak of bird flu in a chicken farm in Fukuoka prefecture just after an earlier one occurred in the Kagawa prefecture.