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

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 move […]

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Coronavirus Is Airborne, Say Scientists, Ask WHO To Revise Rules: Report

WHO said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, says report (Representational) Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic “Is Not Even Close To Being Over”, Says WHO Chief

Most people remain susceptible, the virus still has a lot of room to move, said the WHO chief Geneva: The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday. Tedros noted that, six months after China first alerted the WHO to a novel […]

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WHO Urges Respectful Discourse On COVID-19 Amid Trump’s “Kung Flu” Remark

Trump has already referred to the SARS-CoV-2 as a “Chinese virus”.(Representational) Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) would like to avoid any discrimination in the discussions over the coronavirus, Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan said Monday. At his rallies over the past couple of weeks, US President Donald Trump several times […]

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Coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over: WHO

The Covid-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday. Tedros noted that, six months after China first alerted the WHO to a novel respiratory infection, the grim milestones of 10 million confirmed infections and 500,000 deaths had been reached. Click here for […]

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Timeline: How the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded

Here are some key developments as the novel coronavirus spread around the world: December 31, 2019: China alerts the World Health Organization of 27 cases of “viral pneumonia” in the central city of Wuhan. Authorities shut down a wet market in Wuhan the next day, after discovering some patients were vendors or dealers. Jan. 11, […]

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In single-day record, global Covid-19 cases surge to 189,077: WHO

The global Covid-19 case total has surged past 9.8 million after a single-day record of 189,077 cases were registered worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday (local time). “Today, we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189,077 cases), with several countries […]

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UK Pharma Firm Most Advanced In COVID-19 Vaccine Race: WHO

WHO is in talks with multiple Chinese manufacturers for potential coronavirus vaccines (File) Geneva: AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist said on Friday. The British drugmaker has already begun large-scale, mid-stage human trials of the vaccine, which […]

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