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Wear masks in public says WHO, in update of COVID-19 advice

06 June, 2020 10:14 pm 10:14 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the pandemic disease. In its new guidance, prompted by evidence from studies conducted … Read More


Bolsonaro, threatens, WHO, exit, COVID-19, kills, Brazilian per minute

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as COVID-19 kills ‘a Brazilian per minut...

06 June, 2020 8:29 am 8:29 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the UN agency warned Latin American governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns before slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the region. A new Brazilian record for daily COVID-19 fatalities pushed the county’s death … Read More


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WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle against COVID-19

06 June, 2020 8:50 am 8:50 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for potential use against the coronavirus, its chief said on Wednesday, after those running the study briefly stopped giving it to new patients over health concerns. The UN agency last month paused the part of its large study of treatments against … Read More


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Trump cuts US ties with WHO over coronavirus, accuses agency of becoming a ...

05 May, 2020 1:38 pm 1:38 pm

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the UN agency of becoming a puppet of China. The move to quit the Geneva-based body, which the United States formally joined in … Read More


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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety c...

05 May, 2020 11:31 am 11:31 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Hydroxycholoroquine has been touted by Donald Trump and others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The US President has said he … Read More


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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where COVID-19 declining

05 May, 2020 8:49 am 8:49 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told … Read More


WHO, 'day and night', pandemic, funding lags, Tedros tells board

WHO has worked ‘day and night’ on pandemic, funding lags: Tedro...

05 May, 2020 6:53 pm 6:53 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked non-stop since the novel coronavirus emerged, informing its 194 member states of its evolution and providing technical advice, its director-general said on Friday. “WHO has worked day and night to coordinate the global response at all three levels of the organisation, providing technical advice, catalysing … Read More


Russia, coronavirus, 300000, WHO, situation, stabilising

Russia’s coronavirus cases pass 300,000 as WHO says situation is stab...

05 May, 2020 2:37 pm 2:37 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s coronavirus case tally, the second highest in the world, passed 300,000 on Wednesday, but a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the situation was starting to stabilise. Russia’s 8,764 new novel coronavirus infections took the nationwide total to 308,705. But the daily increase was the lowest since May 1. … Read More


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WHO chief says he will keep leading virus response after Trump threat

05 May, 2020 5:21 pm 5:21 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s head said on Tuesday he would keep leading the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut off funding and quit the body. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus defended the agency’s role after the United States again withheld full support for a … Read More


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Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review US membership

05 May, 2020 5:06 pm 5:06 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider his country’s membership of the agency. Trump suspended US contributions to the WHO last month, accusing it of promoting Chinese “disinformation” … Read More


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New Zealand sticks with support for Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

05 May, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to take … Read More


Wuhan, market, role, virus, outbreak, WHO

Wuhan market had role in virus outbreak, but more research needed: WHO

05 May, 2020 7:42 pm 7:42 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – A wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan played a role in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last year, as the source or possibly as an “amplifying setting”, the World Health Organization said on Friday, calling for more research. Chinese authorities shut down the market in January as part … Read More


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New Zealand says it backs Taiwan’s role in WHO due to success with co...

05 May, 2020 8:50 am 8:50 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Friday weighed in on the debate around whether Taiwan should be allowed to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the country has a lot to offer given its success in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. “Taiwan has something to offer at the WHO right at the moment,” … Read More


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WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases

05 May, 2020 6:15 pm 6:15 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that a report that COVID-19 had emerged in December in France, sooner than previously thought, was “not surprising”, and urged countries to investigate any other early suspicious cases. The disease later identified as COVID-19 was first reported by Chinese authorities to the WHO on 31 … Read More


WHO, supply, disruptions, coronavirus, crisis, capacity

WHO warns on supply disruptions in coronavirus crisis, seeks more air capac...

04 April, 2020 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed for more flight capacity on Tuesday to step up shipments of diagnostic tests and protective equipment to areas where COVID-19 is spreading, especially Latin America. Paul Molinaro, chief of WHO operations support and logistics, said global vaccine shipments were disrupted in April and if this continued … Read More