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”.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York/IBNS: The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed news from the United Kingdom that a common steroid, dexamethasone, can potentially help save the lives of patients with severe cases of COVID-19, but it warned that it is by no means a cure-all.