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WHO's Tedros refutes new Japanese Coronavirus mutation more aggressive

Moscow/Sputnik: There is no evidence to suggest that the newly-detected Japanese mutation made the coronavirus more aggressive, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

WHO consultations for Sputnik V emergency use to take place late January: Health Official

Moscow/Sputnik: The first round of World Health Organization consultations on granting Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V authorization for emergency use will take place in the latter third of January, Heath Ministry Advisor Sergey Glagolev said.

WHO chief begins 2021 with plea for ‘less politicking’ over health

New York: In a race to “save lives, livelihoods and end this pandemic”, the head of the UN heath agency said on Tuesday that it was important to remember COVID-19 was just one of a number of major disease outbreaks facing communities across the world.

China blocks WHO team from entering to study origins of coronavirus, Tedros feels 'disappointed'

Geneva: The World Health Organization has said China blocked the arrival of its team to probe the origin of the COVID-19 disease which has now spread across the world.

WHO, Bill Gates praise India for its 'decisive action' to combat COVID-19 pandemic 

New Delhi: The World Health Organization and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have praised India for its leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be set backs & new challenges in 2021: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Geneva: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday reminded people that 2021 might witness new challenges like the emergence of the new Coronavirus strain.

Number of new global COVID-19 cases over past day tops 575,000: WHO

Moscow/Sputnik: The number of new coronavirus cases registered worldwide in the past day has topped 575,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

New COVID-19 virus strain may be present in other countries: WHO chief scientist

New Delhi:  Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation, has said the new mutant strain of the covid-19, which has been found in the UK, may already be present in other countries.

New COVID-19 virus: WHO maintaining 'close contact' with UK officials

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is maintaining a 'close contact' with UK officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.

WHO says in contact with British officials on new coronavirus strain

Geneva/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday it will release additional information on the new coronavirus strain discovered in the UK as it becomes available.

Two billion COVID vaccine doses secured, WHO says end of pandemic is in sight

New York: The end of the pandemic is in sight but we must not let our guard down, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as he welcomed the news that the global vaccine partnership COVAX has lined up almost two billion doses of existing and candidate vaccines for use worldwide.

To end the pandemic, WHO says $28 billion ACT project is ‘the best deal in town’

New York: An international coalition aiming to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic needs $28 billion, a bargain price for stopping the damage done by a virus that has run rampant for the past year, a senior UN World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

New WHO campaign to help COVID-era quitters kick the habit

New York: The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, announced the start of a year-long global campaign to help people quit tobacco, with millions citing the threat of COVID-19 as a new incentive to give up the habit. 

Prioritize health workers, at-risk groups, for COVID-19 vaccines: WHO chief

New York: As countries plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the coming days, weeks and months, health workers and other at-risk populations should be prioritized for vaccination, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

It isn’t over: WHO concerned at ‘growing perception’ COVID pandemic is passing

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm on Friday over the “growing perception” that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite exploding infection rates in some countries and enormous pressure growing on health services.