Apr 16, 2021 04:04 PM IST
At a press briefing on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of new cases is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic.
- Apr 13, 2021 11:56 AM IST
The coronavirus, which emerged first in central China's Wuhan city in December 2019, has infected more than 136,500,400 people and killed over 2,944,500 people across the world.
- Mar 30, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The statement was signed by the governments of Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- Mar 30, 2021 09:45 PM IST
China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to the WHO-led team, one of the team's investigators has already said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the global pandemic began.
- Mar 29, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Drafted by a team of World Health Organization-appointed international experts and Chinese counterparts, the report has been keenly anticipated ever since investigators left China more than a month ago.
- Mar 29, 2021 05:12 PM IST
"All hypotheses are open, from what I read from the report... and warrant complete and further studies," World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference from Geneva.
- Mar 27, 2021 08:39 AM IST
India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, said earlier on Friday it would make domestic COVID-19 inoculations a priority as infections surge and had told international buyers of its decision.
- Mar 01, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Tedros said the rise was 'disappointing but not surprising' and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the spread of the disease.
- Jan 06, 2021 06:45 PM IST
The delay by China to finalise the WHO team's arrival is fuelling concern that Beijing is obstructing global efforts to trace the origins of COVID-19, which has so far killed over 1,870,800 people worldwide after the disease broke out in central China's Wuhan city one year ago.
- Dec 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Ghebreyesus said vaccines, now beginning to be deployed in countries around the world, were starting to offer a way out of the crisis that has engulfed the planet this year.
- Dec 05, 2020 01:37 PM IST
In an address to the UN General Assembly’s first high-level session on the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that while the virus can be stopped, “the path ahead remains treacherous.”
- Nov 19, 2020 06:45 PM IST
The accusations came at a time when the WHO is under considerable strain trying to coordinate global efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic after the United States, its biggest donor, froze funding over a spat involving China. Cases and deaths are rising again in many countries around the world.
- Nov 09, 2020 07:56 PM IST
Speaking to WHO's main annual assembly, which resumed on Monday after being cut short in May, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also hailed the election of Joe Biden as the next US president, voicing hope it could signal tighter global cooperation to end the pandemic.
- Oct 19, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Backing India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ending a pandemic starts with collaboration.
- Oct 13, 2020 07:02 PM IST
India's COVID-19 tracing app was launched by PM Modi on April 3. It was developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
- Sep 30, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Tedros, addressing the New York event from Geneva, said that 167 countries have now joined the WHO-led COVAX global vaccines facility, representing 70 percent of the world's population, adding: "And the list is growing every day".
- Aug 18, 2020 05:20 PM IST
He said he had sent a letter to all WHO members asking them to join the multilateral COVAX vaccine effort.
- Aug 10, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
- Aug 10, 2020 05:25 PM IST
In a briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that “behind these statistics there is a great deal of pain and suffering” but said there were still “green shoots of hope” no matter what stage in an outbreak a country or region might be.
- Aug 03, 2020 04:49 PM IST
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.
- Jul 27, 2020 06:31 PM IST
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says nearly 16 million cases have now been reported to the UN health agency, with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide.
- Jul 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Only with strict adherence to health measures, from wearing masks to avoiding crowds, would the world manage to beat it, Tedros added at a virtual news briefing in Geneva.
- Jul 23, 2020 09:48 PM IST
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted WHO is focusing on “saving lives” as he lashed out Thursday at the comments British media have reported that Pompeo made at a closed-door event earlier this week in London.
- Jul 13, 2020 10:35 PM IST
'Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,' Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva.
- Jul 13, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Deaths from the virus have been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though they are still well below the numbers reached in April, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.