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WHO declares COVID as pandemic: Every person on Earth is prone

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) A pandemic is the "worldwide spread of a new disease", according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which means that nearly every human being on Earth -- close to 8 billion -- is now...

WHO calls for robust measures to contain spread of COVID-19

Geneva, March 8 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that the spread of COVID-19 can be significantly slowed or even reversed through implementing robust containment and control activities as the number of cases worldwide has surpassed...

COVID-19 is ‘a unique virus with unique characteristics’: WHO Chief

Geneva, March 4 (IANS) Different from SARS, MERS or influenza, COVID-19 is "a unique virus with unique characteristics," the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said here on Tuesday. "We are understanding this virus and the disease it causes...

World is at a ‘decisive point’ to tackle the coronavirus: WHO

Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world is at a "decisive point" to tackle the coronavirus outbreak as new cases outside China have outnumbered the new cases reported in the Asian...

No major change in ”trajectory” of coronavirus outbreak: WHO

Geneva, Feb 14 (AFP) The World Health Organization on Thursday said a sharp rise in reported COVID-19 cases in China, due to a change in counting methods, did not represent a big shift in the epidemic. China''s official death toll...

Global research forum against coronavirus launched by WHO

Geneva, Feb 12 (IANS) A two-day global research and innovation forum led by the World Health Organization (WHO) was launched here Tuesday to mobilise international action in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Co-hosted by the WHO and the Global...

WHO chief highlights collaboration, data-sharing to defeat NCoV

Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said here on Saturday that solid collaboration, transparency, prompt sharing of data, and accurate advice were key to defeat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Speaking at the closing of...

WHO declares health emergency as coronavirus cases rise to 7,800

Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency after the death toll in China rose to 170 , with more than 7,800 cases confirmed in almost 20 countries. "The...

Coronavirus: WHO confident in China”s epidemic prevention

Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) Visiting WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said that the global health body was confident in China''s epidemic prevention and control ability, amid the novel coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the lives of 106...

India saw 28% reduction in malaria cases last year: WHO

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Of the 11 countries with the worlds highest malaria burdens, India was one of only two countries to reduce malaria cases between 2017 and 2018, achieving a 28 per cent reduction in such cases, according...

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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...