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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.

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.

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.

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.

Biden signs 15 executive orders, reversing Trump’s key policies

His first executive order was launching his 100-day masking challenge, asking Americans to mask up for 100 days.

UK reports new strain of Covid

New SARS-CoV-2 variant raises questions over efficacy of vaccines

Amid pandemic, post-antibiotic era throws another challenge to mankind

In fact, many recent studies have said that the world stands at the edge of a 'post-antibiotic era'. Under this, resistance can spread everywhere and create untreatable infections with antibiotic resistance which can affect anyone, of any age.

Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 is pandemic

On March 11, when the World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, lookups on the site for pandemic spiked hugely.

WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India

WHO Director General Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which PM Modi inaugurated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions via video conferencing.

Remdesivir gets FDA nod

Drug gets approval for use in adults, paediatric patients of 12 years and above and weighing more than 40 kg for Covid treatment

A big dampener

With repurposed drugs showing disappointing results, it will be dangerous to drop guard at this stage

WHO warns against complacency in view of declining Covid cases

"The upcoming festival season and the approaching cold season threatens to aggravate the situation if we let our guards down."

Telangana plasma donors association begins activities in Warangal

Warangal Urban: The Telangana Plasma Donors Association (TPDA) has extended its free services to Warangal following the demand for plasma in Warangal city. Speaking to...

Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded Friday in Oslo

Even US President Donald Trump seems to believe he deserves the prize, though one of the few predictions that pundits feel comfortable making is that he'll be disappointed.

Google adds COVID layer in Maps for safe travel in 220 nations

More than one billion people turn to Google Maps for essential information about how to get from place to place especially during the pandemic when safety concerns are top of mind.

US cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout

The decision to withhold roughly USD 62 million in outstanding 2020 dues to the WHO is part of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

More than a dozen African countries are currently battling outbreaks of polio caused by the virus, including Angola, Congo, Nigeria and Zambia.

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