World Health Organization
26 Sep 2020
The global death toll in the coronavirus outbreak is fast approaching the 1 million mark. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the number could double without a concerted global effort to control the viral spread.
24 Sep 2020
With the world waiting for a coronavirus vaccine with bated breath, the United Kingdom is looking to launch an unusual trial — one wherein volunteers would be intentionally infected with the virus to judge how effective a vaccine is.
23 Sep 2020
The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.
18 Sep 2020
Even as the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of other potentially scary outbreaks are lurching at the corner.
08 Sep 2020
As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.
02 Sep 2020
The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).
25 Aug 2020
A 33-year-old man in Hong Kong has contracted COVID-19 twice this year in what is said to be the first documented case of reinfection, according to preliminary research.
25 Aug 2020
With little hope that the coronavirus pandemic is going to slow down any time soon, all eyes are on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.
22 Aug 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Friday, said that he hopes that the world gets rid of COVID-19 in less than two years, faster than what it took to eradicate the 1918 Spanish Flu.
15 Aug 2020
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.
11 Aug 2020
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have repeatedly underlined the importance of physical distancing, frequently washing hands, and wearing face masks or coverings.
10 Aug 2020
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as the healthcare system stands disrupted, experts fear that we could be staring at an impending measles outbreak.
09 Aug 2020
Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.
08 Aug 2020
Authorities in China have sealed off a village in the Inner Mongolia region after the death of a patient of bubonic plague.
04 Aug 2020
In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to check whether a text received on the messaging service is actually true or not.
04 Aug 2020
Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.
31 Jul 2020
With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."
25 Jul 2020
Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.
24 Jul 2020
Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, gave sleepless nights to the government after coronavirus cases rose alarmingly there.
23 Jul 2020
The scare of contracting COVID-19, which has been exploding in India, has got everyone worried.
15 Jul 2020
While the United States (like the rest of the world) battles coronavirus pandemic, a new disease, which is as infectious, has made a landfall there.
12 Jul 2020
A few days back, the World Health Organization suggested COVID-19 could be spreading through airborne particles breathed out in closed, indoor spaces.
08 Jul 2020
Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained that the disease primarily spreads through respiratory droplets.
06 Jul 2020
Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.
05 Jul 2020
Anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir will no longer be explored as potential treatments for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
04 Jul 2020
More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.
01 Jul 2020
Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.
30 Jun 2020
While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.
29 Jun 2020
On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.
21 Jun 2020
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, the entire scientific community is progressing forward with the efforts to develop a vaccine that could finally end the pandemic.
17 Jun 2020
As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.
13 Jun 2020
The Health Ministry has expanded the list of symptoms of COVID-19 to include the loss of smell and taste.
09 Jun 2020
COVID-19 has wrecked several major countries and is still nowhere near stopping or even slowing down.
09 Jun 2020
In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.
06 Jun 2020
Even as the coronavirus cases in India surpassed Italy's, top experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the outbreak is still "modest."
04 Jun 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.
01 Jun 2020
Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.
30 May 2020
United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged his country.
28 May 2020
About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.
26 May 2020
Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.