Articles about World Health Organization

Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory

22 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory

In its strongest pushback against the "lab leak" theory concerning coronavirus' origins, China has rejected a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the matter.

WHO chief says COVID-19 lab leak theory possible; China responds

17 Jul 2021

WHO chief says COVID-19 lab leak theory possible; China responds

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has acknowledged the possibility of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 leaking from a laboratory.

We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief

15 Jul 2021

We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief

Sounding alarm over the rising Delta variant cases of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Thursday warned the world the pandemic is now in the "early stages" of the third wave.

Delta variant driving new spike in cases, deaths: WHO

13 Jul 2021

Delta variant driving new spike in cases, deaths: WHO

The Delta variant is ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in cases and deaths, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, warning that the variant is expected to soon be the dominant COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide.

Kerala reports 19 Zika virus cases: Cause, symptoms, and treatment

12 Jul 2021

Kerala reports 19 Zika virus cases: Cause, symptoms, and treatment

Kerala has confirmed 19 cases of the Zika virus, triggering concerns for authorities and people there as well as neighboring states.

Lowest weekly COVID-19 deaths since October registered globally: WHO

07 Jul 2021

Lowest weekly COVID-19 deaths since October registered globally: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the number of coronavirus cases ticked up worldwide last week even as the weekly count of COVID-19 deaths dropped to the lowest level since October.

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

07 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Lambda not in India yet. How dangerous is it?

India has not yet reported any case of the Lambda variant of the coronavirus.

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

02 Jul 2021

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the UN agency isn't up to the task and shouldn't be the one to investigate.

Coronavirus: India should tackle Delta+ with urgency, says WHO expert

27 Jun 2021

Coronavirus: India should tackle Delta+ with urgency, says WHO expert

India on Sunday reported over 50,000 new COVID-19 cases, while nearly 58,000 patients were discharged after recovery.

Delta variant has now been reported in 85 countries: WHO

24 Jun 2021

Delta variant has now been reported in 85 countries: WHO

The Delta variant, the significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned after it was reported in 85 countries and continues to be detected in more places around the world.

No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO

22 Jun 2021

No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO

North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection.

Efforts on to restart AstraZeneca shipments from India: WHO official

19 Jun 2021

Efforts on to restart AstraZeneca shipments from India: WHO official

The WHO is urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India (SII) as well as the Indian government to restart shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to countries, a senior official at the UN health agency said.

COVID-19 variants found in India named 'Kappa' and 'Delta'

01 Jun 2021

COVID-19 variants found in India named 'Kappa' and 'Delta'

The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants of COVID-19, first identified in India, have been named as Kappa and Delta respectively, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday as it named various COVID-19 variants using Greek alphabets.

India supports call for detailed studies into coronavirus origins

28 May 2021

India supports call for detailed studies into coronavirus origins

India on Friday supported the renewed global call for a comprehensive study by the World Health Organization into the origins of coronavirus.

Need more information to give EUL to COVAXIN: WHO

25 May 2021

Need more information to give EUL to COVAXIN: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that more information is required from Bharat Biotech, which is seeking emergency use listing (EUL) for its COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN.

COVAXIN trials on children are expected to begin in June

24 May 2021

COVAXIN trials on children are expected to begin in June

Bharat Biotech, the pharmaceutical firm behind India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN, may begin trials on children in June and is expecting to receive the license in the third quarter of this year.

Can't rule out COVID-19 lab-origin theory, rigorous investigation needed: Scientists

15 May 2021

Can't rule out COVID-19 lab-origin theory, rigorous investigation needed: Scientists

The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc, disrupting lives across the world since it broke out a year-and-a-half ago. Still, the origin of the novel coronavirus causing the deadly disease remains unclear.

India's COVID-19 situation is hugely concerning, says WHO chief

15 May 2021

India's COVID-19 situation is hugely concerning, says WHO chief

India's coronavirus situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to report a massive number of cases and deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

COVID-19: WHO hasn't associated B.1.617 variant with India, says government

12 May 2021

COVID-19: WHO hasn't associated B.1.617 variant with India, says government

The B.1.617 variant of coronavirus, associated with the pandemic's second wave in India, has not been termed as an "Indian variant" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Union Health Ministry sought to highlight on Wednesday.

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

11 May 2021

Despite WHO warning, all adults in Goa to receive Ivermectin

Everyone above 18 years pf age in Goa will be given Ivermectin drug irrespective of their COVID-19 status, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: New B.1.617 strain found in 17 countries, says WHO

The new B.1.617 or the "double mutant" strain of the coronavirus has been found in at least 17 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief

13 Apr 2021

COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief

Even though more than 780 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered globally, the pandemic is a long way from over but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.

North Korea tells WHO it is still virus-free

07 Apr 2021

North Korea tells WHO it is still virus-free

Isolated North Korea has continued to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization (WHO).

India backs WHO's call for comprehensive probe into coronavirus origins

02 Apr 2021

India backs WHO's call for comprehensive probe into coronavirus origins

On Thursday, India joined the growing list of countries demanding a comprehensive probe into the origin of COVID-19.

'Biggest challenge since WWII': World leaders call for pandemic treaty

30 Mar 2021

'Biggest challenge since WWII': World leaders call for pandemic treaty

Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, 24 world leaders recognized it as the "greatest challenge" since World War II and called for an international treaty.

Coronavirus: WHO team spent merely four hours at Wuhan institute

30 Mar 2021

Coronavirus: WHO team spent merely four hours at Wuhan institute

A team of the World Health Organization (WHO), that visited China earlier this year to trace the origins of coronavirus, has ruled out the possibility of a lab leak.

WHO says COVID-19 likely emerged from animals; lab leak unlikely

29 Mar 2021

WHO says COVID-19 likely emerged from animals; lab leak unlikely

The coronavirus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, likely originated from animals, a draft copy of a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the origin of the virus reportedly said.

WHO advises against using vaccine passports for international travel

09 Mar 2021

WHO advises against using vaccine passports for international travel

A senior World Health Organization official said that so-called vaccine passports for COVID-19 should not be used for international travel because of numerous concerns, including ethical considerations that vaccines are not easily available globally.

Adar Poonawalla, WHO scientist warn of delays in vaccine production

05 Mar 2021

Adar Poonawalla, WHO scientist warn of delays in vaccine production

Adar Poonawalla, the head of the world's biggest vaccine maker, and the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist have said that the manufacturers of coronavirus vaccine doses are facing a global shortage of the raw materials required to produce the doses.

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

26 Feb 2021

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

23 Feb 2021

India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

The first shipment from India under COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, is likely to roll out this week, World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Monday.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

16 Feb 2021

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the UN agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries as part of a UN-backed program to tame the pandemic.

WHO Chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop

13 Feb 2021

WHO Chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop

The head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the drop in confirmed COVID-19 infections around the world was encouraging, but cautioned against relaxing restrictions that have helped curb its spread.

WHO team probing coronavirus origins identifies two 'most likely' scenarios

09 Feb 2021

WHO team probing coronavirus origins identifies two 'most likely' scenarios

A team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in China has identified two "most likely" scenarios.

No indication of coronavirus in Wuhan before December 2019: WHO

09 Feb 2021

No indication of coronavirus in Wuhan before December 2019: WHO

A team of World Health Organization (WHO) probing the origins of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, said on Tuesday that it didn't find any indication of the virus at the epicenter before December 2019.

China granted WHO team full access in Wuhan

06 Feb 2021

China granted WHO team full access in Wuhan

A member of the World Health Organization expert team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan said that the Chinese side has granted full access to all sites and personnel the team had requested access to.

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab

03 Feb 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab

World Health Organization investigators, on Wednesday, visited a research center in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus.

WHO team to begin face-to-face meetings with Chinese experts

29 Jan 2021

WHO team to begin face-to-face meetings with Chinese experts

World Health Organization experts will begin face-to-face meetings with their Chinese counterparts on Friday in the central city of Wuhan at the start of the team's long-awaited fact-finding mission into the origins of the coronavirus.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

23 Jan 2021

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

In just three days after taking the Oval Office, United States President Joe Biden signed a record 30 executive orders, at least 10 of which reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.