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Donald Trump targets WHO, questions lockdown

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently slammed World Health Organization and said the Chinese dominated body  was “wrong about everything.”

WHO says Russia shared data on phase I, II clinical trials of COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V

Moscow/Sputnik:  Russia has shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) the data obtained during phase I and II of the clinical trials of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, an adviser at the WHO's Western Pacific Regional Office said on Tuesday.

WHO promises ‘robust’ investigation of sexual abuse allegations against workers in DR Congo

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, promised that any of its staff working as part of the agency’s Ebola response team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) found to have been involved in sexual exploitation and abuse, would face “serious consequences, including instant dismissal.”

Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine

New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, underpinned by robust local health care system, to contain the disease.

Kickstarting economies without COVID-19 plan, ‘a recipe for disaster’: Tedros

New York: Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, countries want to “get their economies going again”, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, advising on the measures that governments, communities and individuals should take, to do so safely.

We must all accept hard choices if we’re to beat COVID-19, urges WHO

New York:Governments everywhere should adopt a much more focused approach to stopping coronavirus transmission if they want to avoid having to impose sweeping lockdowns once again.

‘Don’t make schools a political football’: senior WHO official calls for data-based COVID-19 strategies

New York: A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official on Monday, called for the question of school reopenings to be included as part of comprehensive, data-driven COVID-19 public health strategies, and not a politically-driven decision-making process.

UN appeals for restraint, ‘social cohesion’ as protests across the US continue

Mumbai/IBNS: Responding to on-going protests that have spawned violence on all sides across dozens of US cities, the UN Spokesperson on Monday reiterated the Secretary-General’s appeal for grievances to be heard in “peaceful ways”, met with restraint by police and security forces.

After ultimatum, Donald Trump ends ties with WHO for working under China's control

Washington/IBNS: US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that America is severing ties with World Health Organisation (WHO) and will direct the funds to other "worldwide deserving urgent global public health needs" while accusing it of working under China's control, which pays only $40 million annually against US' yearly donation of approx $450 million.

US state department condemns Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Assembly

Washington/UNI:  The US State Department has expressed its disappointment at Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Assembly calling it a politically motivated decision.

Improve or will stop funding: Trump gives 30 day ultimatum to WHO chief

Washington/IBNS: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter and shared a three page letter to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in which he has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the UN health body to make "substantive improvements" over repeated missteps in handling the coronavirus pandemic and siding with China in hiding important information.

Trump says chose not to make statement to WHO today, will do so in 'near future'

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said he has decided not to give any statement to the World Health Organization today and will make a statement soon.

Trump weighs restoring partial US funding to WHO

Moscow/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was considering restoring 10 percent of US funding to the World Health Organization that was frozen in April.

Covid-19: Cases in Germany surpass 1,66,000

Berlin/UNI: The total number of Covid-19 cases in Germany have reached 166,091 since the start of the pandemic as 1,284 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, confirmed the Robert Koch Institute said on Thursday.

US has not shared evidence proving coronavirus originated in Wuhan labs: WHO

Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program chief said on Monday that it has not received any evidence from US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the novel coronavirus could have originated in a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city which first reported the emergence of the deadly virus last year, said media reports.