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India remains hugely concerning: WHO

Geneva/New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General said in a briefing...

WHO declares Indian Covid variant ‘of concern’

Geneva, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Coronavirus variant, known as B1617, has been declared as a "variant of global concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported. The B1617 variant was, till now, deemed a 'variant of interest'...

Global cooperation only choice to end pandemic: Tedros

Geneva, May 11 (IANS) Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines...

WHO adds Moderna vaccine to emergency use list

Geneva, May 1 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday listed the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation from the WHO. In December 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration...

India situation a devastating reminder of what this virus can do: WHO

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) With the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Friday that he is very concerned about the...

Global Covid infection rate approaching highest: WHO

Geneva, April 17 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

Confusion, complacency driving Covid pandemic: WHO

Geneva, April 13 (IANS) Confused and complacent behaviour among people is pushing the coronavirus pandemic to an exponential rise worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Adding to these behaviours is "inconsistency in public health measuresa, the Guardian quoted the...

WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ global Covid vax divide

Geneva, April 10 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a "shocking imbalance" in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries. "There remains a shocking imbalance in the global distribution of vaccines,"...

‘COVAX has shipped over 36mn doses to 86 nations’

United Nations, April 6 (IANS) COVAX, a World Health Organization-led initiative aimed at ensuring equal access to Covid-19 vaccines, has so far shipped more than 36 million doses of the jabs to 86 countries, a UN spokesman said. "Algeria received...

Over 25 world leaders call for pandemic treaty: WHO chief

Geneva, April 2 (IANS) Over 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have unanimously called for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief said. "The pandemic treaty would be a...

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India remains hugely concerning: WHO

Geneva/New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of...