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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO team blocked from entering China to study origins of coronavirus

By | 3 weeks ago

WHO officials have long been negotiating with Beijing to allow a team of global scientists access to key sites to investigate origin of virus....

A separate provision makes it illegal to stay overnight outside your home “without reasonable excuse”. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Super gonorrhoea on the rise due to Covid-19, WHO warns

By | 4 weeks ago

If left untreated, gonorrhoea may cause infertility, lead to an increase of HIV transmission and eye infections that may lead to blindness....

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Africa ‘can’t afford’ a second coronavirus wave

By | 3 months ago

WHO says the virus will run out of control if African countries continued opening up without adequate interventions in place....

Iran cover-up of Covid-19 deaths revealed by data leak

By | 6 months ago

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran’s government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The...

The vaccine will be made available across the UK starting next week. [PHOTO | FILE]
WHO ‘fears silent virus epidemic’ in Africa

By | 8 months ago

There have been almost 3,400 deaths and almost 115,000 infections across Africa according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control...

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WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

By | 8 months ago

Decision made after an observational study described how seriously ill Covid-19 patients treated with drug were more likely to die....

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over virus response, China

By | 8 months ago

With more fatalities and cases in US than any other country by far, Trump has blamed the WHO for not doing enough to combat initial spread....

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Spraying disinfectants can be ‘harmful’, says WHO

By | 8 months ago

WHO says streets and pavements are not "reservoirs of infection", adding that spraying disinfectants can be "dangerous for human health"....

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Coronavirus may never go away, World Health Organization warns

By | 9 months ago

Almost 300,000 people worldwide are reported to have died with coronavirus, and more than 4.3m cases recorded....

WHO warns 190,000 could die of coronavirus in Africa in one year

By | 9 months ago

WHO's warning comes as Nigeria, South Africa and Ivory Coast begin relaxing some of their lockdown measures....

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