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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.

'None of us is safe until all of us are safe', says UN Chief as nations pledge 7.4 billion Euros for COVID-19 research

Brussels/IBNS: Stressing on a comprehensive and coordinated effort to develop medicines to deal with COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”.

China rejects international investigation demand into the origins of coronavirus: Report

London/IBNS: China has rejected demands for an independent international investigation to trace the roots of novel coronavirus, which has claimed over two lakh (two hundred thousand) lives across the globe and forced the world to go under an unprecedented lockdown, a BBC report said.

UN condemns killing of WHO staffer in Myanmar transporting COVID-19 samples

New York/IBNS: A World Health Organization (WHO) worker has been killed while driving a vehicle carrying COVID-19 samples in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations country office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

Taiwan makes public December email to WHO showing caution about COVID-19 outbreak

Taipei/IBNS: Giving more fuel to the suspicion of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s collusion with China over the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan has recently released an email which was sent to the organisation cautioning it of the pandemic virus.