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Young, healthy people may not get Covid vax until 2022: WHO

Young, healthy people may not get Covid vax until 2022: WHO

🕔20:19, 15.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 15  World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Thursday said that young and healthy people may have to wait till 2022 to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Swaminathan also stressed that health workers and those at

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Covid-19: New global test will give results ‘in minutes’

Covid-19: New global test will give results ‘in minutes’

🕔08:10, 29.Sep 2020

Geneva, Sep 29  A test that can diagnose Covid-19 in minutes will dramatically expand the capacity to detect cases in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The $5 test could transform tracking of Covid-19 in

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Two-thirds of world’s population joined COVAX Facility: WHO

Two-thirds of world’s population joined COVAX Facility: WHO

🕔13:14, 22.Sep 2020

Geneva, Sep 22  A total of 156 economies representing nearly two-thirds of the world’s population have joined the COVAX Facility, an international initiative to ensure equitable global access to vaccines against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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Single-day Covid-19 cases hit record high: WHO

Single-day Covid-19 cases hit record high: WHO

🕔09:40, 14.Sep 2020

Geneva, Sep 14  The number of single-day coronavirus cases globally has hit a new record high, said the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement on Sunday, the WHO said that there were 307,930 new cases globally in the last

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WHO warns against complacency among lower-risk groups

WHO warns against complacency among lower-risk groups

🕔18:02, 18.Aug 2020

Geneva, Aug 18 The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, who are unaware that they are infected with the Covid-19, are driving the spread of the deadly virus, it was reported on Tuesday.

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WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman

WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman

🕔08:12, 12.Aug 2020

Geneva, Aug 12  The World Health Organization (WHO) is in close contact with Russia regarding a possible pre-qualification of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, a WHO spokesman said. “We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and discussions

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Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO

Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO

🕔18:29, 6.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 6  The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as an integral

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WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19

WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19

🕔07:11, 31.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 31 The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the role of young people in curbing the COVID-19 outbreak. “Although older people are at a higher risk of severe disease, younger people are at risk too. One

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Covid-19 threatens to exacerbate conflict, humanitarian crises: WHO

Covid-19 threatens to exacerbate conflict, humanitarian crises: WHO

🕔08:05, 18.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 18 Covid-19 threatens to exacerbate many issues the world is facing, such as years of conflict and other humanitarian crises, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while calling for continuity of essential health services.

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WHO first got virus outbreak info from its office, not China

WHO first got virus outbreak info from its office, not China

🕔18:55, 4.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 4  China did not come forward on its own to report to the World Health Organization (WHO) that it had a problem in Wuhan following the virus outbreak late last year, according to the updated information the UN

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WHO urges countries to wake up, take control’ of COVID-19

WHO urges countries to wake up, take control’ of COVID-19

🕔11:10, 4.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 4  The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to “wake up” to the situation on the ground and to “take control” of the spread of the virus. “People need to wake up.

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WHO says AstraZeneca, Modena leading vaccine race

WHO says AstraZeneca, Modena leading vaccine race

🕔07:51, 27.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 27  After admitting that the world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that UK-based AstraZeneca is leading the vaccine race while US-based

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WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19

WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19

🕔07:50, 27.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 27  The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the WHO-led global response to Covid-19 needs $31.3 billion for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines. The money would go to

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Pandemic entering ‘new and dangerous phase’: WHO

Pandemic entering ‘new and dangerous phase’: WHO

🕔07:35, 20.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 20  The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a “new and dangerous” phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had

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WHO welcomes dexamethasone results, calls for cautious use against COVID-19

WHO welcomes dexamethasone results, calls for cautious use against COVID-19

🕔11:12, 18.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 18  The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the positive results of dexamethasone in treating the novel coronavirus, while warning that the drug should not be used on mild cases or for prevention purposes. At a virtual press briefing

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WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact

WHO concerned about COVID-19 impact

🕔07:06, 13.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 13  The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is “especially concerned” about the impact of COVID-19 on women, children and adolescents. Speaking at a virtual press conference from Geneva on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that

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WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

🕔11:15, 6.Jun 2020

Geneva, June 6  The World Health Organization (WHO) said that as the COVID-19 cases were growing at an alarming rate in South Asia, there were risks of an explosion of the virus in the densely-populated region. “Particularly in South Asia,

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WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

🕔07:18, 28.May 2020

Geneva, May 28  The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

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WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

🕔16:20, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Countries could see a “second peak” of coronavirus cases during the first wave of the pandemic if lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s head of emergencies,

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WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

🕔10:29, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, said that a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients has come to “a temporary pause”, while the safety data of the the anti-malaria drug was being

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