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There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Coronvirus pandemic has been exacerbated by politicisation: WHO

Coronvirus pandemic has been exacerbated by politicisation: WHO

Published 22/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The global coronavirus pandemic has been exacerbated by polititicisation, the World Health Organization’s director general said on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was [more…]

WHO warns lifting of coronavirus lockdowns must be gradual

WHO warns lifting of coronavirus lockdowns must be gradual

Published 21/04/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be [more…]

WHO says concerned about rising confirmed cases in Japan

WHO says concerned about rising confirmed cases in Japan

Published 21/04/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus [more…]

Singapore challenged by coronavirus, but has system to handle it: WHO

Singapore challenged by coronavirus, but has system to handle it: WHO

Published 21/04/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Singapore is facing a very challenging situation to tackle a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, but has the healthcare system and risk [more…]

Vietnam’s leadership, public showing strong response to contain coronavirus: WHO

Vietnam’s leadership, public showing strong response to contain coronavirus: WHO

Published 21/04/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnam is staying on top of its coronavirus infections as a result of strong leadership by the government and cooperation among its [more…]

WHO says no longer uses ‘pandemic’ category, but virus still emergency

WHO says no longer uses ‘pandemic’ category, but virus still emergency

Published 24/02/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak remains an international [more…]

China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

Published 17/02/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China says a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts will visit Beijing, and the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan from Feb. [more…]

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

WHO says new virus may have caused China pneumonia outbreak

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China’s central city of Wuhan may be due to a newly emerging member [more…]