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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...

Covid-19 vaccine could come within 1 year: WHO chief

Brussels, June 26 (IANS) Scientists predict the world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, said the Director-General of the World Health Organisation even as he underlined the importance of global cooperation...

Covid 19 is accelerating fast, entering ‘new and dangerous phase’: WHO

Geneva, June 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a "new and dangerous" phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day...

WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

Geneva, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that as the COVID-19 cases were growing at an alarming rate in South Asia, there were risks of an explosion of the virus in the densely-populated region. "Particularly in South...

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Railways approved 115 mail, express trains in January

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In the month of January, the Indian Railways approved to operate 115 more express...