WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (File Photo)

WHO warns COVID-19 ‘getting worse’

Geneva:The World Health Organization (WHO) said the novel coronavirus was yet to be brought under control “in most of the world”, while warning that it was actually “getting worse”. Speaking at a briefing on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “The virus has upended health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest nations, while […]

Officer on Special in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan

‘Localised outbreak’ of Covid, no community transmission: Govt

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in the country but a “localised outbreak” in some geographical areas. “After the GoM meeting today (Thursday), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has not arrived at the community transmission stage. There is a localised outbreak in […]

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (File Photo/IANS)

Living with COVID-19 to be new normal as global cases top 10 million: WHO

Geneva: The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that all countries living with COVID-19 will be the new normal in the coming months, as the pandemic had already infected more than 10 million people worldwide, including more than 500,000 deaths. “The critical question that all countries will face in the coming months is how […]

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Photo: IANS/Twitter)

Covid-19 vaccine could come within 1 year: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Brussels: Scientists predict the world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, said the Director-General of the World Health Organisation even as he underlined the importance of global cooperation to develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines. However, making the vaccine available and distributing it to all will be a […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping (File Photo)

Bihar: Complaint filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping over coronavirus pandemic

Bettiah (Bihar): A complaint has been filed in a court in Bihar against Chinese President Xi Jinping, blaming him for the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed by advocate Murad Ali in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Bettiah in West Champaran district alleged that Chinese President Xi and World Health Organization (WHO) Director […]

WHO includes hydroxychloroquine in solidarity trial again

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) will return to the solidarity trial for the potential treatment of coronavirus disease. At a press conference in the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “On the basis of the available mortality data, the members of the committee […]