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Tag: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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Delta The 'Most Transmissible' Of Variants Identified So Far, Spreading Rapidly Among Unvaccinated Populations: WHO Chief

The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries, is the most transmissible of the variants identified so far and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned.

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Global Cooperation Only Choice To End Pandemic: WHO Chief Tedros

Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide.

WHO Chief Ghebreyesus In Quarantine After Contact Tests Positive For COVID-19

Geneva: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that he was self-quarantining after he was “identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19”. Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, he said: “I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. I […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic Entering 'New And Dangerous Phase', Warns WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) 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. Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had seen 150,000 new cases with half of those coming from the Americas and […]

WHO Suspends HCQ Clinical Trial On COVID-19 Patients

Geneva: 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 anti-malaria drug was being reviewed. According to the WHO chief, The Lancet medical journal on May 22 had published an observational study […]

India to head WHO Exec Board from Friday amid leadership vacuum post-COVID

New Delhi: At a time when the credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) has plummeted to an all-time low and internationally there’s a groundswell for new leadership, India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to be the chairman of the WHO’s Executive Board. He has been elected to the post and will take […]

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WHO has no power or force to reinforce its advice, except willingness of countries to accept or reject

Geneva:  The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Ghebreyesus said countries should have listened to the agency after it declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” on 30 January, when there were 82 cases outside China and no deaths, the BBC reported […]

Coronavirus Will Be With Us For A Long Time: WHO Chief

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) Chief said on Wednesday that the coronavirus continues to be extremely dangerous and will remain for a long time. “Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, said at the daily briefing […]

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Europe Now Epicentre Of Coronavirus, says WHO

New Delhi: Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. His comments came as several countries in Europe reported steep rises in the number of infections and deaths. Spain is now the worst affected after Italy. On Friday, Spain […]