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09 Mar 2021

Travel And Tourism

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.

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.

26 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

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.

22 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

US' leading infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is back.

21 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.

21 Jan 2021

United Nations (UN)

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

19 Jan 2021


Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other coUNtries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the UN health agency should have labeled it a pandemic sooner.

19 Jan 2021


WHO raises concerns about Mideast vaccine inequity

The World Health Organization has raised concerns about the unequal distribution of coronavirus vaccines in Israel, which has given shots to more than 20 percent of its population but the occupied territories, where Palestinians reside are yet to receive any.

14 Jan 2021

Xi Jinping

WHO team reaches China to investigate coronavirus origins

A team of ten scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Wuhan on Thursday to understand how coronavirus jumped from animals to humans, triggering a pandemic that has killed nearly two million globally and battered economies.

12 Jan 2021


WHO experts probing coronavirus origins to visit Wuhan: China

The experts from World Health Organization will visit Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late-2019, at the start of their investigation into the origins of the pandemic, China said on Tuesday.

12 Jan 2021


WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries have started rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.

WHO team probing coronavirus origins to visit on Thursday: China

A team of experts from the World Health Organization are due to reach China on January 14 to probe the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, officials said on Monday.

09 Jan 2021

Wang Yi

China ready to receive WHO experts to probe COVID-19 origin

China is ready to receive a World Health Organization expert team to probe the COVID-19 origin, a senior Chinese official informed the media but gave no specific timeline for the visit.

09 Jan 2021


WHO: Rich nations, vaccine makers should stop bilateral deals

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to stop making bilateral deals, saying they are hurting a UN-backed effort to widen access to the jabs.

06 Jan 2021

Xi Jinping

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

06 Jan 2021


'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

05 Jan 2021


Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

Global leaders have lauded India's leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 Jan 2021


WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.

31 Dec 2020


China grants conditional approval to its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

China has granted conditional approval to the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, an official announcement said on Thursday.

Coronavirus pandemic 'not necessarily the big one,' warn WHO experts

While the coronavirus pandemic is severe, it is "necessarily not the big one," experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned as they urged the world for greater preparedness for future outbreaks.

Coronavirus pandemic will not be last, says WHO chief

The coronavirus pandemic will not be the last one, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday.

26 Dec 2020

Oxford University

Dharavi logs zero coronavirus cases for first time since April

Labeled as a coronavirus hotspot once, Dharavi, believed to be the largest slum in Asia, reported no new coronavirus cases on Friday since April 1 when the first infection came to light.

24 Dec 2020


Families of Italian COVID-19 victims seek $122 million from government

The families of people who died of COVID-19 in Italy have sued the government, seeking €100 million ($122 million) in damages.

22 Dec 2020


Government issues SOPs after new coronavirus strain emerges: Details here

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued standard operating protocols (SOPs) in response to the emergence of a new coronavirus strain.

22 Dec 2020


Not out of control: WHO on new coronavirus strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that the new coronavirus strain found in the United Kingdom is not yet out of control and that the existing measures are enough to fight against it.

19 Dec 2020

Mike Pompeo

US accuses China of 'obstructing' WHO probe, 'peddling' questionable vaccines

Urging the international community to demand transparency from China about the spread of the coronavirus, the US has accused Beijing of "obstructing" a World Health Organization (WHO) probe into its origin and "peddling" questionable vaccines one year after the disease broke out in Wuhan.

05 Dec 2020

Joe Biden

Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

With encouraging news about the coronavirus vaccine trickling in, the World Health Organization said on Friday that it is expecting nearly half a billion doses will be available for distribution by the first quarter of 2021 under the global COVAX initiative.

30 Nov 2020


Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine '100% effective' against severe cases

United States pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday said that it will seek emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Europe.

27 Nov 2020


India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.

10 Nov 2020

Joe Biden

COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s chief has called for everyone to keep battling COVID-19, warning that we might be tired of the pandemic, but it is "not tired of us."

02 Nov 2020

Donald Trump

WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the chief of the World Health Organization, informed late on Sunday that he will remain in quarantine after a person, whom he came in contact with, tested positive for coronavirus. He, however, stressed he is asymptomatic.

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