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WHO team visit Wuhan hospital where first coronavirus patients were treated

The World Health Organization (WHO) team embarked upon its first full day investigating the origins of Covid in China. The 13-member visiting team travelled to the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine on Friday, where doctor Zhang Jixian as the first to report ‘an unknown pneumonia’ in an elderly couple in late […]

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WHO team probing COVID in Wuhan complete mandatory 14-day quarantine

The World Health Organization (WHO) team came out of their mandatory quarantine to start an on ground investigation into the origins of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan. The scientists will investigate people from research institutes, hospitals and the seafood market linked to the initial outbreak. The group of 13 experts arrived in Wuhan on […]

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China blocks entry of WHO team investigating Covid-19 origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) team looking into the origins of Covid-19 in the city of Wuhan were denied entry to China. Two members were already en route, with the WHO saying the problem was a lack of visa clearances. However, China has challenged this, saying details of the visit, including dates, were still being […]

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‘New highly infectious Covid-19 variant can be contained using existing measures’: WHO emergencies chief

The new Covid-19 variant identified in the United Kingdom with a higher transmission rate is not yet out of control and can be contained using existing measures, the World Health Organization said. “We have had a much higher (contamination rate) at different points in this pandemic and we’ve got it under control,” WHO’s emergencies chief […]

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WHO urges Europeans to wear masks, practise physical distancing during winter holiday season

The World Health Organization has urged Europeans to wear masks during family gatherings at Christmas. A statement from the WHO’s European regional office said that the massive increase in gatherings of families and friends across Europe during the winter holiday season brought a significant risk of increased Covid-19 transmission. It urged individuals, families and communities […]

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United Nations VOTES to remove cannabis from list of most dangerous drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs. The approval means that the World Health Organization will remove cannabis and cannabis resin from its Schedule IV classification under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. That designation put cannabis […]

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Every 17 seconds someone in Europe is DYING of Covid-19: WHO Official

Someone infected with the novel coronavirus died every seventeen seconds in Europe even though the number of infections dipped over the past few weeks, World Health Organization official said Thursday. The number of infections rose by 1.8 million last week, compared with 2 million a week prior to that. However, hospitals continue to remain packed, […]

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Measles cases surge to 23-year high amid increasing un-vaccination

In 2019, measles cases surged worldwide to the highest numbers in 23 years, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. The health bodies blamed falling rates of vaccination for the resurgence of the highly infectious and sometimes deadly disease. Cases increased in all […]

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1 in 10 people around the world may have contracted coronavirus, WHO estimates

One in ten people around the world may have been infected with coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said at a special meeting of WHO leaders. Which means the vast majority of the world is still vulnerable. The estimate that 10% of the world’s population has contracted the virus came from Mike Ryan, the executive director […]

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Re-opening without controlling the virus is a recipe for disaster: WHO chief

“If countries are serious about opening, they must be serious about supressing transmission and saving lives,” WHO chief says. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) fully supports the efforts to reopen economies and societies but opening up without any control is a recipe for disaster. “We want to see children […]

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Coronavirus pandemic will be over under two years: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) hopes that the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years. Speaking in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Spanish flu of 1918 had taken two years to overcome. But he added that current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the virus “in […]

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Young people are spreading the virus ‘unknowingly’: WHO warns

The spread of coronavirus has been mushroomed by people aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are unaware they are infected because they have no or mild symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. People in this age group are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms of COVID-19, they unknowingly pass on the virus […]