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World Health Organization

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

Cases rose 10 per cent last week to nearly 3 million, with the highest numbers recorded in Brazil, India, Indonesia and Britain

15 Jul 2021 10:12 AM

Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO

Swaminathan said WHO is reviewing Covaxin as its manufacturer Bharat Biotech is now uploading its entire data on the health body's portal

10 Jul 2021 5:01 PM

UN chief calls for global vaccination plan as COVID-19 death toll tops 4 million

The world needs a global vaccine plan to at least double the production of vaccines and ensure equitable distribution

08 Jul 2021 12:00 PM

India asks social media firms to remove reference to 'Indian variant' of coronavirus

Around the world, coronvirus variants have generically been referred to by doctors, health experts on the basis of where the are identified

22 May 2021 12:04 PM

Fake News: WHO denies issuing warning of 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in India by April 15

India has so far reported over 1,26,86,049 COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the country has gone up to 1,65,547

06 Apr 2021 1:35 PM

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World must be better prepared for next pandemic, says WHO chief

‘But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready – more ready than it was this time,’ Ghebreyesus told a news briefing in Geneva

09 Sep 2020 10:54 AM

WHO hopes COVID will be over within two years, quicker than world got rid of Spanish flu

Western Europe has been enduring the kind of infection levels not seen in many months, particularly in Germany, France, Spain and Italy

22 Aug 2020 3:27 PM

WHO team to assist South Africa in reinforcing COVID-19 response

South Africa, at present, has the world's fifth largest virus caseload with over 5,79,000 confirmed cases and more than 11,000 deaths

16 Aug 2020 12:35 PM

People should not fear spread of COVID-19 in food, packaging: WHO

China had said they found traces of coronavirus in imported frozen meat from Brazil and on outer packaging of frozen Ecuadorian shrimp

14 Aug 2020 10:26 AM

US health chief offers Taiwan 'strong' support in landmark visit

Washington had broken off official ties with Taiwan in 1979 in favour of Beijing

10 Aug 2020 11:30 AM

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The effects of the pandemic will be felt for decades to come: WHO

The agency also said the effects of the pandemic 'will be felt for decades to come' in an emergency WHO committee reviewing the pandemic

02 Aug 2020 12:25 PM

Rules tighten across Europe as WHO warns of virus spike

Europe accounts for a fifth of the world's more than 15 million infections and remains the hardest-hit region in terms of deaths

25 Jul 2020 10:22 AM

WHO experts to visit China as part of COVID-19 investigation

The WHO mission is politically sensitive, with the US moving to cut ties with it over allegations the agency is biased toward China

10 Jul 2020 2:47 PM

We can now trap coronavirus in this 'catch and kill' air filter

According to a recent study, the device killed 99.8 per cent of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in a single pass through its filter

08 Jul 2020 2:44 PM

US officially notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says he would reverse the decision on his first day in office if elected

08 Jul 2020 9:44 AM

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WHO acknowledges 'evidence’ of COVID-19 airborne spread

The change in the WHO’s assessment of risk of transmission could affect its current advice on keeping 1 metre of physical distancing

08 Jul 2020 9:00 AM

Can coronavirus spread through air? Hundreds of experts say yes

Scientists say there is evidence that coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise its pandemic guideline

06 Jul 2020 12:36 PM

Record spike in daily global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, marking another unfortunate milestone in the spread of the disease

05 Jul 2020 10:42 AM

'No excuse' for countries that fail in contact tracing, says WHO chief Tedros

“Although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up,” Tedros Adhanom said

30 Jun 2020 12:42 PM

‘Great news’: WHO responds to dexamethasone trial results

Researchers share initial results of the trial with WHO, “and we are looking forward to the full data analysis in the coming days,” it said

17 Jun 2020 12:23 PM

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