The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in daily coronavirus cases across the world, despite many countries starting to ease lockdown measures.
The chief scientist of the WHO, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, on Friday warned that the concept of “herd immunity”, or a large section of the population developing antibodies against COVID-19, is still a long way off and can be sped up by a vaccine.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the first use of COVID-19 vaccinations cannot be expected until early 2021. The statement comes at a time when over 150 COVID-19 vaccines are at different stages of development, with a few advancing to the late-stage clinical trial.
COVID-19 threatens to exacerbate many issues the world is facing, such as years of conflict and other humanitarian crises, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, while calling for continuity of essential health services.
With the rising number of coronavirus cases worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned that the pandemic has the potential to get far worse if all nations do not adhere to basic healthcare precautions.
The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization says the agency believes an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan is likely due to the coronavirus. Dr Michael Ryan says Kazakh authorities have reported more than 10,000 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week and just under 50,000 cases and 264 deaths as of Tuesday.
Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, was lauded by the World Health Organisation for breaking chains of coronavirus transmission. Citing exemplars from across the globe, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday mentioned Dharavi along with Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Korea.
The World Health Organization issued fresh guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. WHO also emphasised that more evidence in terms of research of airbone tranmission was required in that direction.
As the World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledged that 'evidence is emerging' of airborne spread of coronavirus, netizens took to social media to express their 'disappointment' towards China and the year 2020 through a number of memes and jokes.
The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged that 'evidence is emerging' of airborne spread of coronavirus after a group comprising of global scientists urged the world health watchdog to update its guidelines on how COVID-19 spreads among people.
Hundreds of health experts including scientists, researchers in a big claim based on evidence have said that coronavirus is an airborne disease and have urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to review its guidance.
Coronavirus is an airborne disease several scientists have claimed and requested the World Health Organisation to revise its guidelines based on the theory that coronavirus is spread primarily by large respiratory droplets that come following coughing and sneezing of an infected person.
The World Health Organization has discontinued trials of the combination HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir as a combined treatment for hospitalized coronavirus patients after interim results showed the drugs “produce little or no reduction in the mortality” of COVID-19 patients.
A small change in the coronavirus timeline on the official website of World Health Organisation (WHO) is being highlighted as the agency's admission that China did not report coronavirus outbreak.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed tests by three research bodies, including ICMR, for initial diagnosis of tuberculosis and detection of resistance to a drug most commonly used to treat the disease.
A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close surveillance.
According to the latest WHO numbers, as of 2 a.m. IST on Monday, the total infected population worldwide had reached 10,199,798, including 502,947 deaths.