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World Health Organization calls for consistent message on virus

London, Sep 17 (AP) The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization says scientific disagreements over COVID-19 interventions — like masks and vaccines — shouldn''t be treated as “some kind of political football,” but acknowledged that “it isn''t easy...

Thai Health Minister elected as WHO’s Southeast Asian chair

Bangkok, Sep 9 (IANS) Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Wednesday announced that he was elected as chair to the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for South-East Asia (SEARO). Charnvirakul said that WHO's SEARO had...

Review committee to start work on Covid-19 response: WHO

Geneva, Sep 8 (IANS) The Review Committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) will begin its work on Tuesday to evaluate the functioning of the IHR during the Covid-19 pandemic so far, chief of the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Covid-19 pandemic could be over within 2 years: WHO

Geneva, Aug 22 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years. Addressing a virtual press briefing from Geneva on Friday, the WHO chief...

Person can be re-infected with COVID-19 still not confirmed: WHO expert

Geneva, Aug 14 (IANS) A senior expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although there are some cases suggesting that an individual may have been re-infected with COVID-19, it’s still not confirmed. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on...

WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman

Geneva, Aug 12 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is in close contact with Russia regarding a possible pre-qualification of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, a WHO spokesman said. "We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and...

COVID-19 Pandemic “Once In A Century”, But Still “In Our Hands”: WHO

Geneva: The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is “a once-in-a-century health crisis,” but it is still “in our hands.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual press conference on Monday that...

There might never be a ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19: WHO chief

Geneva, Aug 3 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday said although a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials, there is no "silver bullet" at the moment, and there might never be for...

US formally notifies UN of decision to withdraw from WHO

Washington, Jul 8 (PTI) The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus...

WHO team to reach China next week to probe SARS-CoV-2 source

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The World Health Organization is finally sending a team to China next week to prepare to investigate the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement made earlier this week came...

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Amid profit booking, valuation concerns, market end deep in red

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian stock market, which has off late been on a bull run, plunged...