Tag: World Health Organization

Practice physical distancing even during Ramadan: WHO

New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramadan this year falls between late April and late May amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged people to keep maintaining physical distancing. “Practice physical distancing by strictly maintaining a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) between people at all times,” the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
WHO should be ashamed of itself, it is like a PR agency for China: US Prez Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump Thursday said the World Health Organization should be “ashamed of” itself, as he likened it to a public relations agency for China. The Trump Administration has launched a probe into the role of the WHO on coronavirus, and has temporarily suspended the US’ financial assistance to it. “I think that […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
WHO hails Wuhan for clearing all COVID-19 cases

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the news that there were no more hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus originated last December, praising its people’s “tireless efforts” to combat the pandemic. According to city authorities, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, was cleared of all COVID-19 cases […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Union Health Min Harsh Vardhan Takes Charge As WHO Executive Board Chairman

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India’s battle against COVID-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board on Friday, officials said. Vardhan, who succeeded Dr Hiroki Nakatani from Japan, offered his condolences at the loss of lives due to the coronavirus pandemic across […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19: Australia Hits Out At China, Russia For Spreading 'Disinformation'

Melbourne: Australia on Tuesday lashed out at China and Russia for spreading “disinformation” during the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that it would continue to push for reform of global bodies such as the WHO. Delivering a speech at the Australian National University in Canberra, Foreign Minister Marise Payne underlined that the European Commission last week […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
WHO To Raise $31.3 Billion Against COVID-19

Geneva: 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 the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, or ACT-Accelerator, a global collaboration initiated in April to accelerate development, […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Record Single-Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases In Almost 40 Countries

Washington: The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in daily coronavirus cases across the world, despite many countries starting to ease lockdown measures. It said there were 284,196 new COVID19 infections in 24 hours on Friday, while the number of deaths increased by 9,753, which was the largest single-day increase since April […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
COVID-19: WHO Warns About Complacency Among Lower-Risk Groups

Geneva: 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. The proportion of young people with Covid-19 has risen, the BBC quoted WHO officials as saying […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Healthy Young People May Not Get Covid Vaccine Until 2022: WHO Chief Scientist
Healthy Young People May Not Get Covid Vaccine Until 2022: WHO Chief Scientist

New Delhi: 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 highest risks should be prioritised. She indicated that, despite the many vaccine trials being undertaken, speedy, mass […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021