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Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO reports record single-day surge in global COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday reported 212,326 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no...
Who Treatment

WHO urges countries to “wake up,” “take control” of COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries hit by coronavirus disease to "wake up" to the pandemic situation on the ground and...
Swine flu

Recently publicized swine flu not new, under surveillance since 2011

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A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said Wednesday that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close...
IOC President Thomas Bach

IOC and FIFA presidents highlight importance of sports during COVID-19

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino agreed that sports is more important than...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

China-Africa summit important solidarity platform to fight coronavirus – WHO boss

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Platforms like the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit are important in strengthening global solidarity in the fight against the novel coronavirus, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General...
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria nominates its candidate for next WTO chief

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Nigeria on Tuesday nominated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, said a WTO press release. ...
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The Great Reset: A Unique Twin Summit to Begin 2021

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“The Great Reset” will be the theme of a unique twin summit in January 2021, convened by the World Economic Forum. “The Great Reset” is...
Killings Of African Americans

UN rights chief urges U.S. to take “serious action” to stop police killings of...

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U.S. authorities must take "serious action" to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said...
International Labour Organization

More than one in six youths out of work due to COVID-19

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More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen...
FIBA

FIBA confirms Olympic qualifying tournaments dates

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FIBA has confirmed that the rescheduled men's Olympic basketball qualifying tournaments will be played from June 29 to July 4, 2021 following discussions with...
World Economic Forum (WEF)

World Economic Forum warns COVID-19 could derail energy transition

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The transformation of the global energy system could be derailed as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause economic and social damage, the World...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Globally 3 billion people lack soap and water at home – WHO Boss

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that around the world, less than two-thirds of health care facilities are...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

€7.4 billion pledged for enhancing COVID-19 R&D – WHO Boss

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that a total of 7.4 billion euros (8.07 billion U.S. dollars) has been...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Success in fighting COVID-19 depends on equal protection of everyone

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the ultimate measure of success in fighting COVID-19 will not be how...
Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are seen at a makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 5, 2020. The makeshift hospital converted from an exhibition center in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city began accepting patients Wednesday. The hospital can provide about 1,600 beds to infected patients. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

WHO maintains highest alarm over COVID-19, appreciates Wuhan people’s fighting efforts

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the COVID-19 outbreak still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO's...
Maria van Kerkhove

WHO congratulates Wuhan on clearing all COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday welcomed the news that there are no more hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China, praising its people's...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

WHO Boss warns COVID-19 still “extremely dangerous” amid ballooning caseload

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned Monday that the virus remains "extremely dangerous," though countries are seeking to return to normal...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

No evidence suggests people with COVID-19 antibodies protected from secondary infection

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There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection, the World Health...
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

WHO says novel coronavirus not manipulated or constructed

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All available evidence to date suggests that the novel coronavirus, which has caused the ongoing pandemic, has a natural animal origin and is not...
Cyber Security

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned that the number of cyber attacks against it is now more than five times of that...
ICRC

COVID-19: Authorities must urgently plan ahead to ensure dead bodies are properly handled

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The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 could overwhelm local capacity to handle dead bodies properly, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned...
A staff member unloads Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

Lifesaving supplies continue to be shipped across Africa to protect health workers

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said that solidarity flights continue to ship lifesaving medical supplies across Africa to protect...
novel coronavirus

All coronavirus information open to every country from beginning – WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that it has been worked closely with experts from the United States, especially after the coronavirus...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Over 100 countries join efforts to evaluate therapeutics for COVID-19

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that as the organization is continuing to lead the R&D, more than 100...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

WHO regular briefing on COVID-19 starts using six official UN languages

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday started introduce all the official UN languages into its regular press conference on COVID-19 in an effort...
The An-225 arrived in North China's Tianjin on April 12 evening to transport 400 tons of medical supplies bought from China, including seven million masks and several hundred thousand protective suits, to Poland. Photo by Pang Jie/People’s Daily

WTO, WHO pledge to work together to support cross-border flow of medical supplies

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday pledged to work together to facilitate the cross-border flow of medical...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

“One World, Together at Home” concert enormous success

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday called the "One World, Together at Home" concert broadcast and live-streamed on Saturday an...
immunization

WHO, UNICEF highlight importance of routine immunization during COVID-19 pandemic

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Two UN agencies said on Monday that as scientists around the world work to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, governments must use...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic – WHO Boss

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that lifting lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 is not the end of the epidemic,...