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.
- Apr 12, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Union Health Minister has said that there is a potential for further increase in demand for Remdesivir in the coming days.
- Apr 09, 2021 04:10 PM IST
"There is no adequate data to be able to say whether this is something that could be done, so... interchangeability of vaccine was not something that we could give a recommendation on," World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters.
- Apr 09, 2021 10:27 AM IST
The COVAX facility, which is a global initiative to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available worldwide, has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana on February 24, 2021.
- Apr 08, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The WHO has also sought a meeting with Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to discuss the matter, sources said.
- Apr 07, 2021 09:39 AM IST
It shut its borders, banned tourists and jetted out diplomats. It still severely limits cross-border traffic and has quarantined tens of thousands of people who have shown symptoms.
- Apr 06, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The WHO now expects to review China's COVID-19 vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac for possible emergency use listing around the end of April, as more data is required, WHO spokewoman Margaret Harris added at a U.N. news briefing.
- Apr 01, 2021 04:33 PM IST
The organisation said the slow rollout was "prolonging the pandemic" and described Europe's virus situation as "more worrying than we have seen in several months."
- Mar 31, 2021 12:30 PM IST
Palestine rolled out the COVID-19 vaccine on March 21 after it received around 60,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca doses via the Covax scheme.
- Mar 31, 2021 09:18 AM IST
The idea of such a treaty, also aimed at ensuring universal and equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for pandemics, was floated by the chairman of European Union leaders, Charles Michel, last November.
- 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 10:40 PM IST
The approval, given to a licensed version of the drug made by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and exported to dozens of countries, could help health authorities minimise vaccine wastage and better plan their inoculation programmes.
- 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 30, 2021 08:32 AM IST
- Mar 29, 2021 09:21 PM IST
Blinken in an interview to CNN on Sunday expressed concern about the "methodology and the process" followed by the forthcoming WHO report on the origin of the coronavirus.
- 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 29, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Critics believe Beijing has given the WHO the runaround throughout the crisis, and suggest China has been less than forthcoming with data that could help solve the mystery behind the global crisis.
- Mar 29, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Here are 10 key moments in the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, since the first signs were detected in China.
- Mar 29, 2021 02:22 PM IST
"The gap between the number of vaccines administered in rich countries, and the number of vaccines administered through Covax is growing every single day," UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
- Mar 29, 2021 11:42 AM IST
The findings were largely as expected and left many questions unanswered. The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis.
- Mar 27, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says supply problems faced by the UN-backed effort COVAX, which aims to provide vaccines to all countries, means that about 20 countries are still awaiting their first doses of vaccines from the program.
- Mar 26, 2021 06:11 PM IST
The briefing appeared to be an attempt by China to get out its view on the report, which has become enmeshed in a diplomatic spat. The U.S. and others have raised questions about Chinese influence and the independence of the findings, and China has accused critics of politicizing a scientific study.
- Mar 23, 2021 12:29 PM IST
WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan acknowledged an urge among the public in many places to emerge from pandemic restrictions.