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  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls growth in virus cases ''worrying'' Apr 16, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls growth in virus cases ''worrying''

    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.

  • COVID-19 pandemic 'a long way from over', says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Apr 13, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic 'a long way from over', says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    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.

  • US, 13 countries express concern after WHO COVID-19 origin study was delayed, lacked access Mar 30, 2021 11:07 PM IST

    US, 13 countries express concern after WHO COVID-19 origin study was delayed, lacked access

    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.

  • Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China: WHO Chief Mar 30, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Data withheld from WHO team probing COVID-19 origins in China: WHO Chief

    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.

  • COVID-19 update | Delayed report says coronavirus probably came to humans from animals Mar 29, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Delayed report says coronavirus probably came to humans from animals

    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.

  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says all Covid origins hypotheses 'need further study' Mar 29, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says all Covid origins hypotheses 'need further study'

    "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.

  • WHO in talks with India about vaccine exports: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Mar 27, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    WHO in talks with India about vaccine exports: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    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.

  • Coronavirus infections rise for first time in 7 weeks: WHO Mar 01, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus infections rise for first time in 7 weeks: WHO

    Tedros said the rise was 'disappointing but not surprising' and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the spread of the disease.

  • It's 'misunderstanding', says China on WHO's rebuke for delaying virus team to probe COVID-19 origin Jan 06, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    It's 'misunderstanding', says China on WHO's rebuke for delaying virus team to probe COVID-19 origin

    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.

  • Don't squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Dec 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Don't squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    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.

  • World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end: UN health Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Dec 05, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end: UN health Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    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.”

  • Ethiopia accuses WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of backing Tigray rebels Nov 19, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Ethiopia accuses WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of backing Tigray rebels

    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.

  • World may be tired, but virus 'not tired of us': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Nov 09, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    World may be tired, but virus 'not tired of us': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    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.

  • COVID-19 vaccine: WHO backs India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, calls for easing of intellectual property rules Oct 19, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: WHO backs India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, calls for easing of intellectual property rules

    Backing India, South Africa's proposal to WTO, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ending a pandemic starts with collaboration.

  • WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Aarogya Setu app, says it helped identify COVID-19 clusters Oct 13, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Aarogya Setu app, says it helped identify COVID-19 clusters

    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).

  • WHO chief Ghebreyesus urges more countries to join COVAX as death toll exceeds 1 million Sep 30, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    WHO chief Ghebreyesus urges more countries to join COVAX as death toll exceeds 1 million

    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".

  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for end to 'vaccine nationalism' Aug 18, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for end to 'vaccine nationalism'

    He said he had sent a letter to all WHO members asking them to join the multilateral COVAX vaccine effort.

  • WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus Aug 10, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus

    Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

  • Number of people infected by COVID-19 will hit 20 million this week: WHO Aug 10, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Number of people infected by COVID-19 will hit 20 million this week: WHO

    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.

  • Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet' Aug 03, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet'

    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.

  • Coronavirus cases double over past 6 weeks: WHO Jul 27, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus cases double over past 6 weeks: WHO

    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.

  • WHO says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency Jul 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    WHO says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency

    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.

  • WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations Jul 23, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations

    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.

  • Coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse', warns WHO Jul 13, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse', warns WHO

    '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.

  • US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China Jul 13, 2020 09:41 PM IST

    US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

    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.

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