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Trump ends US ties with WHO

US President Donald Trump announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. “We […]

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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where coronavirus is declining

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday (May 25). The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan […]

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WHO suspends Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine trial as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization(WHO) said its “Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the solidarity trial while the data is reviewed by the data safety monitoring board.” In a tweet, WHO chief Tedros said that “on Friday, The Lancet had published an observational study on hydroxycholoroquine & chloraquine & its […]

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South America has become new coronavirus epicentre: WHO

South America has become “a new epicentre” of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said following a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections. “In a sense, South America has become a new epicentre for the disease. We have seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases,” WHO emergencies director Mike […]

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I’ll reconsider membership: Donald Trump threatens WHO while giving 30-day ultimatum

US President, Donald Trump, has threatened to permanently freeze funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) unless “substantive improvements” were made within the next 30 days. Washington suspended payments to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it of being too close to Beijing and covering up and mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Trump tweeted images […]

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China was always transparent about coronavirus: President Xi Jinping at virtual WHO meet

President Xi Jinping who attended the virtual World Health Assembly annual meeting today said China has always been “transparent about coronavirus”. The Chinese president said his country will provide $2 billion in global coronavirus aid over two years. The Chinese president added that his county would make coronavirus vaccine a “global public good”. “China supports […]

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Will initiate independent evaluation: WHO chief on coronavirus pandemic

World Health Organization(WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at the World Health Assembly through a video conference said that he will “initiate an independent evaluation at the earliest appropriate moment to review experience gained and lessons learned to improve national and global pandemic preparedness and response”. “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested, strengthened and strained the […]

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WHO: Spraying disinfectants on streets doesn’t eliminate coronavirus

Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday. In a document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus, the WHO says spraying can be ineffective. “Spraying or […]

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US to restore partial funding to World Health Organization

The U.S. government led by President Donald Trump is expected to restore partial funding to the World Health Organization, reported Fox News on Friday citing a draft letter. They will “agree to pay up to what China pays in assessed contributions” to the WHO, Fox News quoted from the five-page draft letter. It has been […]

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China tried to manipulate WHO on the coronavirus outbreak: CIA report points out

The US intelligence agency body CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) believes China had tried to pressurise the World Health Organisation (WHO) to prevent it from declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. The claim was made in a report in Newsweek. According to the report, CIA has said in one of its own intelligence reports […]

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China denies President Xi spoke to WHO chief Tedros on delaying coronavirus warning

After the German media reported that China’s President Xi had phoned World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom to delay warning on the coronavirus in January, China’s foreign ministry said that the Chinese leader “did not speak with the WHO director-general”. “WHO has made detailed clarifications on it. We hope that the relevant media will strictly […]

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WHO warns 190,000 coronavirus deaths in Africa in one year

As many as 190,000 people across Africa could die in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic if crucial containment measures fail, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. The new research also predicts a prolonged outbreak over a few years. “It likely will smoulder in transmission hot spots,” says WHO Africa head Matshidiso Moeti. This […]