October 24, 2020 16:42 (IST)
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‘Very tough’ months ahead in COVID battle, WHO helping scale up dwindling oxygen supplies

New York: Facing another critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief told reporters on Friday that a “very tough” few months lie ahead with too many nations seeing an exponential increase in cases. 

WHO says US drug authority oked Remdesivir without considering WHO-led trial results

Moscow/Sputnik: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir as the first COVID-19 treatment without having taken into consideration the results of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Trial, Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO's chief scientist, said on Friday.

Need to continue extreme caution against COVID-19: WHO alerts

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the recent slight decline in COVID-19 cases in South-East Asia Region, saying the pandemic continues unabated and our response only needs to be strengthened further to curtail virus transmission.

WHO appreciates India for helping Myanmar deal COVID-19 pandemic

Nay Pyi Taw: World Health Organisation representative in Myanmar has praised India for its role in assisting the neighbouring nation in dealing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 pc countries: WHO

New Delhi/UNI:  COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

India reports decline in new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 66.85 lakh

New Delhi/IBNS: India, the second worst Covid-19-affected country in the world, on Tuesday reported a sharp decline in Covid-19 cases as little over 61,000 fresh infections were reported in 24 hours.

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries: WHO

Geneva: A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were on Monday announced by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Organizations involved in the milestone agreement include the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Fund, Unitaid, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO chief calls for meeting 35-bln-USD financial gap on COVID-19 response

Geneva/Xinhua: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged the international community to help meet a financial gap of 35 billion US dollars for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a WHO-led global collaboration for the development of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.

COVID-19 pandemic situation in Europe worsening: WHO

Belgrade/UNI: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the epidemiological situation in Europe, particularly the Balkans is worsening due to the failure of the public to comply with the measures adopted against COVID-19.

Syria COVID spread may be much higher than figures suggest, Lowcock tells Security Council

New York: Reports from inside Syria are pointing to a much broader spread of COVID-19 than the number of confirmed cases – currently 3,618 – suggests, the UN’s top humanitarian official says.

WHO does not see surge in COVID-19 spreading in Russia

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) does not register a surge in COVID-19 daily growth in Russia, while the situation is different in Europe, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Wednesday.

Investments in public health, an investment in safer future, urges WHO chief Tedros

New York: The world must be ready when the next pandemic comes, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, urging countries to invest more in public health as part of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.

COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic, world must be ready for next: WHO chief Tedros

Geneva: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world must be prepared for the next pandemic.

India can be part of COVAX global vaccine allocation plan: WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) is in talks with India about the Asian country's joining the 'COVAX' global vaccine allocation plan, media reports said on Monday.

India reports over 86,000 Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 40-lakh mark

New Delhi/IBNS: In more worry for the Asian country of 1.3 billion people, India on Saturday reported the biggest daily-spike in Novel Coronavirus cases by adding over 86,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.