world health organization]
AP, Dakar, Senegal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 07:38 PM IST
WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday that 11,000 Ebola vaccines are being prepared in Geneva and are expected to arrive in Guinea over the weekend.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Here is the list of five countries that have reported the maximum number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:09 AM IST
International flights to Brazil, which depart from or pass through the United Kingdom and South Africa, have been temporarily banned to curb Covid-19 spread as new mutant strains of coronavirus have been detected in South Africa and earlier in UK
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:20 AM IST
The WHO's Emergency Committee, composed of 19 independent experts, held its sixth meeting in a year as the global death toll from the pandemic reached two million among more than 90 million cases.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:39 AM IST
The new cases on Thursday resulted from the 77,522 tests conducted the previous day, including 43,347 RT-PCR tests and 34,175 rapid antigen tests, according to the bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:34 PM IST
After the WHO chief publicly expressed disappointment in a rare rebuke to Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that “there’s no need to read too much into it.”
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:27 PM IST
By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Geneva
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:10 PM IST
On December 14, 2020, the UK announced that a new coronavirus strain had been detected in the country, with the new variant being 70 per cent more transmissible.
By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Geneva (Switzerland)
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:54 AM IST
Beijing had previously said it would give the WHO’s expert team full access to investigate the Covid-19 origin.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Geneva
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:37 PM IST
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team’s arrival in China.
By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Shanghai
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Amid simmering geopolitical tensions, experts said the investigators were unlikely to be allowed to scrutinise some of the more sensitive aspects of the outbreak, with Beijing desperate to avoid blame for a virus that has killed more than 1.8 million people worldwide.
By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:29 AM IST
TB notification dropped by 50 to 60% during the pandemic, which might result in higher cases in the future, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO senior scientist, said
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:10 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Disease X”, where “X” stands for unexpected, is hypothetical for now, an outbreak that scientists and public health experts fear could lead to serious disease around the world if and when it occurs.
Covishield vaccine to be sold to govt at Rs 200/ dose, higher price for private buyers, says Adar Poonawalla
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:56 AM IST
With rich nations reserving most of the vaccines that will be made this year, Serum Institute — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer — is likely to make most of the inoculations for developing countries.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Brazil might procure vaccines from India while Jordan announces deal for three million doses.
By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The World Health Organization on Thursday listed the vaccine for emergency use, in a move seeking to speed access to it in the developing world.
By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Drugs Controller General of India VG Somani has formally announced the approval for the emergency-use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by local company Bharat Biotech.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:08 PM IST
The logistics of administering the vaccine are daunting, but the preparations are in place
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Geneva
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:13 AM IST
Britain launched its inoculation drive with the US-German vaccine on December 8, with the United States, Canada and EU countries following suit.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:23 PM IST
With a new mutation of the coronavirus detected and more vaccine candidates emerging, here is a look back at some of the important scientific interventions by the WHO in a year that has been ravaged by the pandemic.
By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The Hyderabad-based company’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate is currently in early- to mid-stage trials, with plans to start late-stage trials in April.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Along with masks and social distancing, another new normal that is likely to emerge is the vaccine passport application, according to a CNN report.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:43 PM IST
In the discussions on air pollution, IAP often loses out to outdoor pollution. But as the extent of the challenge shows, IAP is an equally big problem. Let’s not brush it under the carpet.
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Millions were making “heart-wrenching sacrifices” by staying away from loved ones on Christmas Day, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video clip posted to Twitter late Thursday, while others will have a missing face at the family table.
By Binayak Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The world, scientifically and technologically, has never been better prepared to deal with a pandemic than it is right now and our efforts to tackle Sars-CoV-2 capitalise on decades of advances.
By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:41 AM IST
The disease claimed more than 18,000 lives in the seven days ended Dec. 20, up 6.7% from the prior week to hit another record high, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.
By HT Correspondent | Geneva/ Berlin
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Both companies are performing tests to see if their vaccines work against the mutated variant.
By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The Geneva-based body has cautioned against major alarm over the variant, saying it was a normal part of a pandemic’s evolution and praising Britain for detecting it.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:46 AM IST
The discovery of the new Covid-19 strain B117 has led to a Christmas lockdown in London and southern England.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:04 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 10,075,116 with 9,636,487 recoveries and 146,111 deaths so far, according to the health ministry’s coronavirus dashboard at 8am.