November 27, 2021 17:18 (IST)
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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.

WHO’s Tedros says it is time for the world to heal, pushing back on ‘misguided nationalism’

New York: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told Member States on Monday that efforts to tackle climate change and poverty had been set back by a lack of global unity since major agreements were struck five years ago, and welcomed the chance to work with the presumptive new US administration of president-elect Joe Biden.

WHO chief Tedros congratulates Joe Biden on election victory, calls for joint fight against pandemic

Zurich/UNI: World Health Organization Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their victory in the US presidential election and noted the importance of joint fight against COVID-19.

Joe Biden could take US back to Paris Climate Deal, WHO: Reports

Washington/UNI: US President-elect Joe Biden plans to make the US part of the Paris climate agreement and the World Health Organisation(WHO) soon after being sworn in, media reports said on Sunday.

‘If we invest in health systems, we can bring this virus under control’: WHO chief

New York: Health systems and global preparedness are not only an investment in the future but “the foundation of our response” to today’s COVID-19 health crisis, the head of the UN’s health agency said on Monday.  

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.