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It has tremendous potential: WHO on AstraZeneca jab

In a statement on Friday, the WHO said that based on available data the review team found no increased risk of blood clotting conditions in people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

WHO probes reports of AstraZeneca vax blood clots

"WHO is aware that some countries have suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines, based on reports of blood clots in some people who received doses of the vaccine from two batches. This measure was taken as a precaution while a full investigation is finalized," Tedros

C-vax: WHO chief appreciates Russia’s investment in science

I had a constructive call with Mihail Murashko (Mikhail Murashko), Russia's Health Minister, about the Covid19 response globally & in Russia, as well as about the Sputnik V vaccine & the WHO Emergency Use Listing process for vaccines.

Switzerland trains sniffer dogs for detecting Covid

Initial results from France, Germany and several other countries have shown that trained sniffer dogs are able to recognise people with Covid-19 infections.

WHO chief thanks Modi for ‘continued support’ to global COVID-19 response

India this week announced that it will send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Sri Lanka and seven other countries - Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles, Afghanistan and Mauritius.

WHO panel to make recommendations on Moderna Covid vax

The WHO had granted emergency use validation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 31, 2020, opening the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine.

WHO approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

While many countries rely on their own regulatory systems for vaccine approvals, some countries with weak system depend on WHO's nod to a great extent for rolling out their national vaccination programmes.

‘Sabre-toothed tiger’ skeleton up for auction

The 40-million-year-old skeleton, some 120 centimetres (nearly four feet) long, is expected to fetch between 60,000 and 80,000 Swiss francs

No fresh ceasefire commitment from Karabakh warring sides

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a bitter conflict over Karabakh since Armenian separatists backed by Yerevan seized control of the mountainous province in a 1990s war that left 30,000 people dead.

Before vaccine comes, global death toll may hit 2 mn: WHO

WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan on Friday said the figure could be even higher without concerted international action, the BBC reported.

United Nations experts call for end of all unilateral sanctions

Sanctions should be lifted, or at a minimum eased, so people can get basics like soap and disinfectants to stay healthy, and so that hospitals can get ventilators and other equipment to keep people alive

WHO warns ‘vaccine nationalism’ not good for world

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO, it would be in the interest of wealthier nations to help every country protect itself against the disease.

WHO chief hopes US will reconsider withdrawal decision

"Now it's time to work together, it's time to focus on fighting the virus. So I hope the US will reconsider its position," Xinhua news agency quoted Tedros as saying said at the Aspen Security Forum via video link on Thursday.

WHO chief dismisses Pompeo’s comments as ‘untrue, unacceptable’

Speaking at a routine briefing on Thursday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the sole focus of the WHO is on saving lives, and that the organization "will not be distracted by these comments

Record single-day global increase in corona cases: WHO

According time the number of new daily infections has surpassed a o WHO, this is the first quarter of a million, BBC reported.

Dharavi, global role model of Covid management: Uddhav Thackeray

Dharavi has shown to the world that coronavirus spread can be contained via self discipline and community efforts, says Maharashtra CM

WHO believes ‘unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19

Michael Ryan, executive director of the Health Emergencies Program of the WHO, said at a regular briefing that the pneumonia outbreak in the Central Asian nation was "certainly on our radar,"

Covid-19: Airborne transmission can’t be ruled out, says WHO

The airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings, an official said, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for Covid-19

These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized Covid-19 patients when compared to standard of care.

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

"People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not lying," Michael Ryan, WHO emergencies director, told reporters here on Friday.

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