Tag Archives: World Health Organisation

  • Coronavirus: WHO chief says world in early stages of COVID-19 third wave

    World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta surge. "Unfortunately...we are now in the early stages of a third wave", he said. ...

  • Coronavirus: Lambda variant ‘deadlier’ than Delta; Detected in 30 countries

    A new COVID-19 strain called 'Lambda' is much more dangerous than the Delta variant, said the UK Health Ministry adding that it has been detected in more than 30 countries in the past four weeks. ...

  • WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

    The coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal, a team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said Tuesday, saying an alternate theory that the virus leaked from a Chin ...

  • WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

    A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan Thursday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, although two members were barred from boarding a flight in Singapore after testing pos ...

  • China “Obstructing” WHO Probe, “Peddling” Questionable Vaccines: US

    Urging the international community to demand transparency from China about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the US has accused Beijing of "obstructing" a World Health Organisation probe into the origin of the deadly virus in Wuhan. ...

  • WHO’s team to go to China in January for Covid-19 origin probe

    The international team of World Health Organisation seeking investigation into the origin of Covid-19 virus will go to China in January, the global health body announced on Wednesday. ...

  • Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million

    Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The pandemic is accelerating fastest in Latin America. ...

  • Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

    The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. ...

  • Trump cutting US ties with World Health Organization over virus

    The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the UN agency of becoming a puppet of China. ...

  • WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

    The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. ...