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Huge, quick 'tsunami' of new COVID-19 cases overwhelming health systems around the world: WHO chief

United Nations/Geneva: A record 9.5 million new COVID-19 cases were reported around ..

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Covid 'tsunami' will drive health systems towards collapse: WHO
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WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk
'Be vigilant', WHO tells Southeast Asia countries amid case surge, emergence of new variant

COVID-19: WHO approval for Covaxin expected this week: Sources

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation's (WHO) approval for Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is expected this ..

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WHO chief calls for vaccinating at least 10 per cent of population of every country by September

London:Voicing concern over many countries failing to vaccinate their people, WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday called ..


Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

Geneva: A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing ..


India's double mutant Covid variant found in 17 countries: WHO

Washington: The double mutant Covid variant -- identified as B1617 -- that was first detected in India, has spread to 'at least ..

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WHO chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop

Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization has said that the drop in confirmed COVID-19 infections around the world was encouraging, ..

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WHO clears Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Geneva: The World Health Organization says it has cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, meaning poorer ..

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Countries letting virus run unchecked, playing with fire: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that it's "extremely concerned" by the recent surge in Covid-19 ..


India's one-day Covid count more than US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data

New Delhi: For the past seven days, India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases has been more than that of the US and Brazil, the ..

WHO expert calls for quick response to COVID-19 resurgence

WHO expert calls for quick response to COVID-19 resurgence

Geneva: Governments should react quickly and communicate transparently to ensure small numbers of COVID-19 cases and clusters don't ..


WHO team to reach China next week to probe COVID-19 source

New Delhi: The World Health Organization is finally sending a team to China next week to prepare to investigate the source of SARS-CoV-2, ..


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, ..

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KK Shailaja getting UN invite was a PR exercise: KM Shaji

Kozhikode: Muslim League leader KM Shaji said that health minister KK Shailaja attending the seminar at United Nations was nothing ..

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China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus ..


Smokers stand high risk if infected with COVID-19

Kochi: World Health Organisation has warned that smokers should be careful to prevent COVID-19 disease. Studies claim that patients ..

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Impossible to predict when COVID-19 pandemic will be controlled: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said it's possible the new coronavirus may be here to stay, warning ..


No guarantee coronavirus vaccine will be developed: WHO envoy

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy David Nabarro has warned that there is no guarantee that a coronavirus (COVID-19) ..

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Hear the words of WHO chief, directs SC in corona times

We are not dealing with an epidemic only, but an ‘infodemic’ that spreads like a virus greater than corona. The chief of ..


WHO lauds India's "tough and timely" anti-corona actions

New Delhi: The World Health Organization on Tuesday lauded "India's tough and timely actions" against the coronavirus ..


India has tremendous capacity in eradicating coronavirus pandemic: WHO

Geneva: India, which led the world in eradicating two silent killers - smallpox and polio - has a tremendous capacity in eradicating ..


WHO advises against lockdowns, says virus may resurge later

New Delhi/London: The World Health Organization has advised against lockdowns to combat the covid-19 pandemic arguing that the virus ..


'This is not a drill': WHO urges the world to fight virus

Bangkok: The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal from the World Health Organisation for governments to pull out ..


Coronavirus: UN meeting ponders fast-track drugs, vaccines

Geneva: The World Health Organization convened outside experts Tuesday to fast-track promising tests, drugs and vaccines to help slow ..


TB remains world's deadliest infectious disease: WHO

Geneva: Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 ..


Nipah virus: WHO on alert, discusses with CEPI

Kochi: The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to stage a study on Nipah virus. The cases of viral infections since it was ..

Air pollution fueling respiratory diseases in cities: WHO

Over 90 per cent of world breathing bad air: WHO

Geneva: Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said today, calling for dramatic ..


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA: The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked ..

Make healthy heart choices, WHO tells women

Make healthy heart choices, WHO tells women

New Delhi: On World Heart Day this year, the WHO is calling on countries to take action to reduce heart disease in women. Cardiovascular ..


Tobacco use kills over 1.3 mn every year in Southeast Asia: WHO

Dili (Timor-Leste): Over 1.3 million people die of tobacco consumption in Southeast Asia every year, with the region consisting of ..