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WHO’s Tedros backs Tokyo Olympic Games ‘power to inspire’

New York: The head of the UN World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welcomed the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a chance to spread “hope to the world”.

China stung: US Secretary of State Blinken calls WHO's coronavirus origin investigation 'highly deficient'

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the World Health Organization's first study on the coronavirus pandemic's origins "highly deficient", a statement which is believed to be strong enough to put Beijing on the backfoot.

Nepal needs emergency assistance: WHO

Nepal needs emergency assistance as the coronavirus cases continue to surge and deaths are mounting, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation's director-general, said during a press briefing.

French Senate adopts resolution to support Taiwan's wider participation in WHO, other bodies

Paris: Amid China's continuing resistance, the French  Senate last week adopted a resolution to support Taiwan's participation in the activities of international organizations which also included the World Health Organization (WHO), media reports said.

US to WHO: Invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting

The United States has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Health Assembly.

Invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting: US tells WHO

The United States has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer at the upcoming annual meeting of the World Health Assembly.

WHO COVID-19 report was focused on 'pleasing' Beijing: Ex-US official

Washington: A former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense has said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that the world health body was more focused on pleasing Beijing.

Will come out of this pandemic as more resilient country: Justin Trudeau on National Observance Day for COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: While reflecting on the year that has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID‑19 a pandemic, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Mar 11 as the National Day of Observance for COVID-19 and said that his country will come out as more resilient out of this crisis.

COVID19: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan targets China over Wuhan virus data sharing

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan targeted China and expressed concern over the data Beijing has provided to the World Health Organization regarding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

China targets US for accusing Beijing of interfering in WHO’s COVID-19 probe

Washington: China has reacted sharply to the US comments on Beijing interfering in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) probe into the origins of the coronavirus and said Washington is “severely undermining” the crucial world health body.

Hurting Beijing: Denmark govt mulls Taiwan's WHO return

Copenhagen: The Denmark parliament is considering a resolution to support Taiwan's bid to return to the World Health Organization, a step that might annoy China.

UK fresh lockdown measures may last until March: UK Cabinet Minister

London/Sputnik: UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that people in England should have to wait until March to see some of the tough COVID-19 restrictions lifted and not until mid-February as Prime Minister Boris Johnson had predicted on Monday when he announced a fresh national lockdown.

More pandemics likely to come, countries must invest in preparedness: WHO chief

Geneva/Sputnik: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the world should get prepared for future pandemics that are inevitable.

WHO hopes China to facilitate trip of Int'l team probing virus origins as soon as possible

Moscow/Sputnik: The international expert team probing the origins of the novel coronavirus will travel to China, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s senior officials said on Monday, adding that they expect Beijing to facilitate the trip as soon as possible.

Taiwan denied observer status at WHO Assembly

Geneva/UNI: Taiwan was again denied observer status in the virtual World Health Organisation's (WHO) annual Assembly due to China's firm opposition.