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COVID-19: WHO Says Pandemic Is ‘Not Even Close To Being Over’

The World Health Organisation has warned countries not to lower their guard in the fight against Coronavirus, as global data of the disease reached 10 million infected persons worldwide with 500,000 deaths on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, gave the public advice saying that the pandemic is not close to being over. He also called…

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Over 10 Million Active Coronavirus Cases Recorded Globally

According to an AFP tally on Sunday based on official sources, more than 10 million cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been officially declared around the world. At least 10,003,942 infections, including 498,779 deaths, have been registered globally. Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2,637,546 cases including 195,975 fatalities, while the United States…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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Global COVID-19 Cases Top Nine Million As WHO Says Pandemic ‘Accelerating’

The total number of coronavirus cases surpassed nine million on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia announced it would scale back the hajj Islamic pilgrimage next month. According to multiple reports, Europe has steadily eased its travel lockdowns in recent weeks, and France on Monday took its biggest step…

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WHO Warns ‘New And Dangerous Phase’ Of Coronavirus As Pandemic Widens

On Friday, the World Health Organization warned of a “new and dangerous phase” of the novel coronavirus pandemic despite the disease’s accelerating spread across the globe. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same time as the disease was…

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WHO Hails First Life-Saving COVID-19 Drug, Dexamethasone As “Major Breakthrough”

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a steroid treatment for the novel coronavirus, boosting hopes that the pandemic’s mortality rate can be reduced. Surging death tolls in the Americas and South Asia, plus a new cluster of cases in Beijing, have raised fresh doubts about how soon the world can bring COVID-19 under control.…

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WHO Says Spread Of Coronavirus By Patients Without Symptoms Is Very Rare

A World Health Organization (WHO) official has revealed that asymptomatic transmission of the novel Coronavirus by  patients is now very rare. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, on Monday disclosed this during a media briefing in Geneva. Preliminary evidence…

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COVID-19: President Trump Cuts US Ties With World Health Organization

Months after slamming the World Health Organization (WHO), President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the specialized UN agency and will halt all their funding. Trump made the announcement during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden on Friday May 29. He said his decision comes after WHO ”failed to…

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COVID-19: Nigeria To Continue Hydroxychloroquine Trial Despite WHO’s Directive

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has insisted that the trial of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment would continue despite the announcement of a temporary pause by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Recall that on Monday WHO cited safety concerns especially due to high mortality rate for the temporary pause of the…

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Coronavirus: WHO Warns ”Second Peak” Of The Pandemic As Nations Lift Lockdown

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a global warning to many countries regarding the ”second peak” of the Coronavirus pandemic if the lockdown restrictions are lifted too soon. WHO Head of Emergency, Michael J. Ryan, who stated this in a press conference, said  epidemics often come in waves, which means that outbreaks could come back later this year…

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