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Xi defends China’s virus response, offers vaccine when ready

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday Beijing has been “transparent” throughout the coronavirus crisis, and offered to share a vaccine as soon as one was available — as well as $2 billion in aid. Governments including the US and Australia have called in recent weeks for an investigation […]

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UN says 7 or 8 `top’ candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine exist

UNITED NATIONS — The World Health Organization chief said Monday there are around seven or eight “top” candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a U.N. Economic and Social Council video briefing the […]

Trump freezes WHO funds as world weighs lockdown lift

Donald Trump ordered a freeze on funding for the World Health Organization for “mismanaging” the coronavirus crisis, as world leaders weighed easing lockdowns that threaten to tip the global economy into a second Great Depression. The death toll from the pandemic has topped 125,000, with nearly two million […]

Coronavirus cases top half a million, protective gear lacking – WHO

GENEVA/LONDON – Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed more than 20,000 globally, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working to save lives. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, urged […]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic & its situation-WHO

To know all about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its worldwide latest update you need to visit the official website of the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.). For convenience of the public the following two links are being provided to visit the sites with one click: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 (About COVID-19) […]

Coronavirus outbreak ‘getting bigger’, WHO says

GENEVA/BEIJING – The rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland cancelling the giant Geneva car show. World share markets crashed again, winding up their worst week […]

Coronavirus cases may be ‘tip of the iceberg’ outside China: WHO

BEIJING – People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of cases outside China could be just “the tip of the iceberg”. […]

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