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‘No silver bullet’ to combat COVID-19, says UN health agency head

New York: There is “no silver bullet” to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN health agency told journalists on Monday, adding, “and there might never be”.

India playing leading role in development of COVID vaccine, says WHO

Geneva/UNI: WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr Michael Ryan on Monday said that India is playing a leading role in the development of potential vaccine candidate and also producing potential anti-COVID drugs.

WHO chief says global COVID-19 cases double over past six weeks

Geneva/Xinhua: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that he will reconvene the Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic, as global COVID-19 cases had doubled over the past six weeks.

Coronavirus crisis to get 'worse and worse and worse,' WHO chief warns

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday warned that the way several countries are headed in handling the coronavirus pandemic, the situation is 'going to get worse and worse and worse.'

WHO experts in China for COVID-19 research cooperation: FM spokesperson

Beijing/Xinhua: Two WHO experts have arrived in China for cooperation on researching the origin of the COVID-19 virus, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday.

WHO lauds efforts to contain COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi

Geneva/Mumbai/UNI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom has lauded the efforts done to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus in Asia's largest slum -- Dharavi -- in Mumbai.

Scientists now claim COVID-19 is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

Washington: A group of scientists have claimed that the potential for Covid-19 to spread through airborne transmission is being underplayed by the World Health Organization, media reports said.

WHO discontinues trials of hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir in COVID-19 treatment

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has informed that it is discontinuing the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms in COVID-19 treatment for hospitalised patients as a part of its Solidarity Trial, stating the drugs had little effect on reducing the mortality rate.

WHO learnt about COVID-19 outbreak from media reports, not China, says revised timeline

New York: In a move that won't auger well for Beijing facing the heat of global community for a probe into the spread of Covid-19 from China, the World Health Organization (WHO) backtracked its claim and revised its COVID-19 timeline, stating it had picked up news about the disease from 'media reports' as opposed to its earlier version where it had maintained being briefed by Chinese officials.

COVID-19: WHO team to visit China soon for origin tracing

Geneva/UNI: Amid COVID-19 'spreading agressively,' the World Health Organization has said it is sending a team to China next week to know more about origin of the virus.

COVID-19 pandemic ‘not even close to being over’, WHO chief warns

New York/IBNS: Nearly six months after the new coronavirus first emerged, the COVID-19 pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.

WHO reports largest single day increase in COVID-19 cases

New York/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases over the course of Sunday, registering more than 183,000 new infections in 24 hours, bringing the total to some 8.8 million cases worldwide, with more than 465,000 deaths.

WHO ropes in 'Mr. Bean' to combat Coronavirus rise globally

Geneva/IBNS: Amid the continuous rise in cases of COVID-19 across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has roped in famous sitcom character Mr. Bean to spread awareness on precautions to be taken in an attempt to stem the highly contagious virus.

World Health Organisation Says Global Coronavirus Tally Topped 8.3Mln

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated the overall number of coronavirus cases globally at 8,385,440, with 450,686 people having died from the disease.

World in new and dangerous phase of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned of a "new and dangerous phase" of the coronavirus pandemic as people are fed up being at home.