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Pandemic is not even close to being over: WHO chief

29 June 2020, 7:01 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday.

WHO sees 10-millionth coronavirus case next week, says UK tests system ‘capable’

24 June 2020, 8:51 PM

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom said on Wednesday he expected the number of novel coronavirus cases around the world, now at about 9.3 million, to reach 10 million next week.

Japan’s Fujitsu brings hand washing AI to COVID-19 fight

23 June 2020, 4:36 AM

Three months after the World Health Organization recommended singing “Happy Birthday” twice during hand washing to fight the coronavirus, Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd has developed an artificial intelligence monitor it says will ensure healthcare, hotel and food industry workers scrub properly.

Pharma companies, universities collaborating to develop a safe vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic

23 June 2020, 12:06 AM

Governments, pharmaceutical companies and Universities are collaborating in a race against time to develop a safe and effective vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lack of global leadership is ‘greatest threat’ in fighting pandemic, says WHO

22 June 2020, 7:05 PM

The lack of global leadership and unity to fight the coronavirus is a bigger threat than the outbreak itself, the head of the World Health Organisation said on Monday, adding that politicisation of the pandemic had made it worse.

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