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WHO reserves judgement on Indian coronavirus variant

In India, more than 350,000 infections were reported within 24 hours on Monday, more than any country has reported in that timespan.

WHO urges pause in market sale of captured live wild animals

WHO highlighted the risk of direct transmission of emerging infectious diseases to humans who come in contact with bodily fluids of an infected animal.

COVID-19 pandemic ‘a long way from over’, says WHO chief

He said while more than 780 million doses of vaccine have now been administered globally, vaccines are a powerful tool but not the only tool.

AstraZeneca, blood clots link ‘plausible but not confirmed’: WHO

According to the WHO's statistics, as of Wednesday, at least 2.6 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide.

North Korea tells WHO it’s still virus-free

WHO officials say the North is no longer providing the UN agency with the number of people it quarantines with suspected symptoms.

PM Modi urges people to focus on fighting COVID-19 by taking all precautions

India is also conducting the world's largest vaccination drive to strengthen the fight against COVID-19, he asserted.

China reacts to India, says shared all data with WHO to probe Covid origin

China further said that the joint study group tracing the origin of Covid-19 has unanimously agreed that the allegation of a 'lab leak' is extremely unlikely

Honouring women’s choice

Move to amend a 50-year-old Act to allow abortion beyond 20 weeks in special cases is progressive

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.

Vaccine rollout unaffected by concerns over AstraZeneca: WHO

Germany, France, Italy and Spain joined the growing list of mostly European countries — starting with Denmark last week — that temporarily halted use of the AstraZeneca 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

No reason to stop use of AstraZeneca Covid vax: WHO

Apart from Denmark, Norway and Iceland have also temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine.

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.

Covid won’t be over by 2021: WHO

"I think it will be very premature, and I think unrealistic, to think that we're going to finish with this virus by the end of the year," Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, said

WHO authorises AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

The coronavirus has infected more than 109 million people and killed at least 2.4 million of them.

Doubts still linger over Covid-19 origin

WHO must provide definitive answers on the origin and spread of the coronavirus

WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccine use amid efficacy concerns

As indirect evidence is compatible with protection against severe Covid-19, the situation remains to be demonstrated in ongoing clinical trials and post-implementation evaluations.

WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

The Wuhan Institute of Virology has collected extensive virus samples, leading to unproven allegations that it may have caused the original outbreak.

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at centre of speculation

One of China's top virus research labs, the institute built an archive of genetic information about bat coronaviruses after the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

WHO team in Wuhan visits provincial disease control center

The team's visit to the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control comes amid tight Chinese controls on access to information about the virus.

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