Grim milestones: 77k new cases in US, Brazil infections hit 2 million

[ad_1] The US has reported more than 77,000 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, setting yet another single-day record amid a fierce debate over the need to reopen the country with the Trump administration urging schools to resume in-person teaching. There was grim news from Brazil as well – the worst-affected country in […]

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Tibetan Representatives Meet WHO, UN Officials In Delhi; Demand Probe Into Virus Origin

[ad_1] The memorandum urged for a transparent understanding of the source of the virus (Representational) New Delhi: Representatives of 10 Tibetan associations met with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) officials in Delhi and submitted a memorandum, demanding a transparent investigation into the source of the infection. The WHO scientists are […]

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Global coronavirus vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

[ad_1] Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health […]

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Coronavirus Crisis May Get “Worse And Worse And Worse”, Warns WHO

[ad_1] Infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday. (File) Geneva: The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus […]

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10 million children may never return to school after Covid-19 pandemic: Charity

[ad_1] The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an “unprecedented education emergency” with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned on Monday as global cases hit a new grim milestone of 13mn. The British charity said 1.6 billion young people, or about 90% […]

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World hunger worsening amid coronavirus pandemic; nearly 690 million people hungry: UN report

[ad_1] Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday. Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious foods remain too expensive for many, contributing not only to undernourishment, but […]

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Kazakhstan denies China’s advisory of pneumonia deadlier than coronavirus

[ad_1] Kazakhstan on Friday dismissed a warning issued by the Chinese embassy for its citizens to guard against an outbreak of an “unknown pneumonia” in the central Asian nation, describing it as being more lethal than the coronavirus as incorrect. The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan, located in the city of Nur Sultan, issued a late […]

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China allows WHO to trace coronavirus’ origin, rebukes US exit move from UN body

[ad_1] China on Wednesday criticised the Trump administration-led US’ move of withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), while agreeing to allow a team from the top health agency to visit the country to trace the origins of the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. The US […]

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US formally withdraws from WHO: Senator

[ad_1] President Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body’s response to the coronavirus, a senator said Tuesday. “Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the US from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic,” Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat […]

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