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WHO ‘disappointed’ with China for delaying entry of experts into Wuhan to study COVID-19 origins
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WHO ‘disappointed’ with China for delaying entry of experts into Wuhan to study COVID-19 origins

Emergencies chief Dr Michael Ryan said the international scientific team's team was to start on Tuesday, but several approvals had not yet been granted

'COVID-19 pandemic severe, but not necessarily big one,' WHO warns crisis may get worse
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'COVID-19 pandemic severe, but not necessarily big one,' WHO warns crisis may get worse

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan stressed that while the coronavirus is 'very transmissible, its current case fatality is reasonably low in comparison to other emerging diseases'

History tells us this won't be last pandemic, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on coronavirus
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History tells us this won't be last pandemic, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on coronavirus

The WHO director-general also condemned the 'dangerously short-sighted' cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing nothing to prepare for the next one

COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief
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COVID-19 vaccine delivery to poor countries will start in early 2021, says WHO chief

Almost two billion doses of candidate vaccines have been secured for the Covax facility, created by the UN health agency, to ensure fair access

Results of COVID-19 vaccine trials show world can dream of pandemic's end: WHO chief
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Results of COVID-19 vaccine trials show world can dream of pandemic's end: WHO chief

The chief of the global health body also warned that the rich and powerful countries must not trample the poor and marginalized 'in the stampede for vaccines'

WHO hails COVID-19 vaccine news after Moderna's progress, but warns there's 'no time for complacency'
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WHO hails COVID-19 vaccine news after Moderna's progress, but warns there's 'no time for complacency'

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that widespread availability of any vaccine remains a long way off, amid rising COVID-19 cases and deaths across the world

WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India, Modi says matter of pride
India

WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India, Modi says matter of pride

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Narendra Modi’s ‘strong commitment’ to COVID vaccine development
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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Narendra Modi’s ‘strong commitment’ to COVID vaccine development

The PM and world health body chief discussed the value of traditional medicinal systems, with the latter appreciating India’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and campaign against tuberculosis

WHO chief quarantines after close aide tests positive for COVID-19, says he has no symptoms
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WHO chief quarantines after close aide tests positive for COVID-19, says he has no symptoms

WHO urges everyone to hand-wash, wear masks, keep a distance, while authorities work to find, isolate, test and care for cases, then trace and quarantine their contacts.

WHO chief goes into self-quarantine after contact tests positive for coronavirus
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WHO chief goes into self-quarantine after contact tests positive for coronavirus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been at the forefront of the health agency's efforts to battle COVID-19, is currently exhibiting no symptoms

WHO chief warns against pursuing herd immunity against COVID-19, calls strategy 'simply unethical'
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WHO chief warns against pursuing herd immunity against COVID-19, calls strategy 'simply unethical'

At a media briefing on Monday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said health officials typically aim to achieve herd immunity by vaccination

WHO to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests that promises result 'in minutes' for poorer countries
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WHO to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests that promises result 'in minutes' for poorer countries

Rolling out quicker testing in poorer countries aims to help health care workers get a better grip on where the coronavirus is circulating, in hopes of following up with containment and other measures to stop it

WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19
India

WHO chief lauds Narendra Modi for his 'commitment to solidarity' in fight against COVID-19

The prime minister, addressing the 75th session of the UNGA on Saturday, had said that even during the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries

WHO won't endorse COVID-19 vaccine unless it is effective and safe says Tedros Ghebreyesus
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WHO won't endorse COVID-19 vaccine unless it is effective and safe says Tedros Ghebreyesus

He also said, “The anti-vaccine movement, they can build narratives to fight against vaccines but the track record of vaccines tells its own story and people should not be confused."

WHO chief warns against reopening too quickly without controlling COVID-19, says its a 'recipe of disaster'
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WHO chief warns against reopening too quickly without controlling COVID-19, says its a 'recipe of disaster'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insists that countries that are serious about opening up must also be serious about suppressing transmission

Hope to finish coronavirus pandemic within two years, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Hope to finish coronavirus pandemic within two years, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

I think we can finish the coronavirus pandemic in a shorter time than we did the 1918 Spanish Flu, said the WHO chief

WHO advance team probing COVID-19 origin ends China visit; group of experts to visit Wuhan soon
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WHO advance team probing COVID-19 origin ends China visit; group of experts to visit Wuhan soon

Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of early cases of COVID-19, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

With COVID-19 pandemic 'still accelerating', WHO appoints independent panel to review world's response
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With COVID-19 pandemic 'still accelerating', WHO appoints independent panel to review world's response

He said, "the greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the lack of leadership and solidarity at the global and national levels."

Coronavirus case numbers are rising in several major countries at the same time, says WHO's Mike Ryan
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Coronavirus case numbers are rising in several major countries at the same time, says WHO's Mike Ryan

The world recorded more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the most in a single day since the outbreak started in December.

Beijing under lockdown as fresh coronavirus outbreak jolts Chinese capital; local officials sacked, relaxed restrictions reinstated
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Beijing under lockdown as fresh coronavirus outbreak jolts Chinese capital; local officials sacked, relaxed restrictions reinstated

Authorities in Beijing placed a swath of the city under lockdown on Monday and tested tens of thousands of people as they rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak that marked an unnerving breach in China’s capital