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Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

🕔15:31, 19.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

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Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

🕔12:13, 19.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

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WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19

🕔12:33, 14.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 14 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Friday strongly recommended baricitinib, a drug used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids. The recommendation by WHO Guideline Development Group

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Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

🕔10:51, 12.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC),

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Covid-recovered at 3-5 times more Omicron reinfection risk: WHO

Covid-recovered at 3-5 times more Omicron reinfection risk: WHO

🕔11:55, 8.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 are 3 to 5 times more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant compared to Delta, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Hans Henri P Kluge,

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Omicron not mild, hospitalising and killing people: WHO chief

Omicron not mild, hospitalising and killing people: WHO chief

🕔07:10, 7.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 7 (IANS) While Omicron does appear to be less severe compared to Delta, especially in those vaccinated, it does not mean it should be categorised as ‘mild’ as just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising people and it is

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Omicron is not common cold, warns WHO

Omicron is not common cold, warns WHO

🕔12:46, 5.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 5 (IANS) Amid reports that Omicron has symptoms akin to a common cold, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned that it is not a common cold and should not be taken lightly. The four most common symptoms

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WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

🕔06:43, 30.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 30 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned that the more transmissible Omicron together with the currently circulating Delta variants might lead to “a tsunami of cases,” putting immense pressure on national health systems. Recapping WHO’s response since

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Unicef delivers over 100mn Covid vaccines to B’desh

Unicef delivers over 100mn Covid vaccines to B’desh

🕔16:05, 29.Dec 2021

Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) The Unicef said on Wednesday that it has delivered over 100 million Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh since June this year. “The arrival today of 20.46 million doses of vaccines from China means that since June 2021, Unicef

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Omicron risk ‘very high,’ could ravage health systems: WHO

Omicron risk ‘very high,’ could ravage health systems: WHO

🕔12:42, 29.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 29 (IANS) The overall risk associated with the Omicron variant remains ‘very high’ which could cause widespread disruption to health systems and other critical services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In its weekly epidemiological update, the WHO

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WHO says new drugs may aid fight against Covid in 2022

WHO says new drugs may aid fight against Covid in 2022

🕔07:14, 28.Dec 2021

Stockholm, Dec 28 (IANS) New drugs against Covid-19 will significantly increase survival chances for coronavirus patients in severe condition in 2022, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said. The European Medicines Agency, the European Union’s drug regulator

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Omicron to dominate Europe soon, booster dose important defence: WHO

Omicron to dominate Europe soon, booster dose important defence: WHO

🕔16:34, 22.Dec 2021

Brussels, Dec 22 (IANS) Omicron will dominate European countries within weeks, pushing an already stretched health system further to the brink, said head of the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) while urging people to get a booster jab.

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Omicron variant spread to 89 countries, cases doubling in 3 days: WHO

Omicron variant spread to 89 countries, cases doubling in 3 days: WHO

🕔10:36, 19.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The hyper mutated Omicron variant of Covid-19 has now spread to about 89 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a high number of mutations, including 26-32

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WHO urges nations to scale-up measures, vax to limit Omicron spread

WHO urges nations to scale-up measures, vax to limit Omicron spread

🕔18:30, 18.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday urged countries in the South-East Asia Region to urgently scale-up public health and social measures as well as vaccinations to curtail further spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

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Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

🕔12:00, 15.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Omicron variant is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization has said. WHO Director General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus said that a total of 77 countries have reported Omicron cases so far but the

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Delhi reports second case of Omicron variant

Delhi reports second case of Omicron variant

🕔11:32, 11.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Second case of Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the national capital. As per Delhi government sources, the person — fully vaccinated, came from Zimbabwe and had travelled to South Africa. The B.1.1.529

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Follow WHO advice, rescind travel bans: IATA to govts

Follow WHO advice, rescind travel bans: IATA to govts

🕔07:39, 10.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to follow World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice and immediately rescind travel bans that were introduced in response to the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Public health organisations, including

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Disappointing that some countries continue to block direct flight from southern Africa

Disappointing that some countries continue to block direct flight from southern Africa

🕔12:30, 6.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has expressed disappointment over some countries’ continued ban of direct flights from southern Africa due to the Omicron Covid variant Taking to Twitter late Sunday, Tedros

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Prepare for Omicron surge, WHO warns Asia-Pacific nations

Prepare for Omicron surge, WHO warns Asia-Pacific nations

🕔16:33, 3.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday warned that countries in the Asia-Pacific region need to strengthen healthcare services and focus on vaccinating their people, as the Omicron variant spreads globally and enters new regions. In

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Botswana achieves WHO Covid-19 vaccination target

Botswana achieves WHO Covid-19 vaccination target

🕔07:42, 3.Dec 2021

Gaborone, Dec 3 (IANS) Botswana has achieved the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of vaccinating 40 per cent of the entire population by December 2021, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said. Masisi made this announcement on Wednesday when addressing the nation about the

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