Tag Archives: World Health Organization

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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ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, has been endorsed for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).⁣ ⁣ The declaration communique signed by ECOWAS President Mahamadou Issoufou reads: “the strong academic and professional background of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala and her large experience…

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World Health Organization Declares Nigeria Wild Polio Virus-Free

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Nigeria declared the country free of wild polio after completing the documentation for the status. The health organization made the nation’s progress known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday. It described the development as historic for Nigeria, the African continent, and the Global Polio Programme in general. Meanwhile, the Federal…

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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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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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COVID-19: Over 63,000 Cases Confirmed In Africa, 2,283 Associated Deaths

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHOAFRO) has revealed that there are now more than over 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the African continent. According to the agency’s latest data, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. Also a number of African countries are imposing a range of prevention and…

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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost Hits 4 Million With Over 250,000 Deaths Worldwide

As the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the world, more than three and a half million confirmed cases have since been recorded in 187 countries with over 250,000 people have lost their lives. The US has by far the largest number of cases, five times as many as any other country  more than one million…

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