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Poorer countries to get 120 million $5 coronavirus tests: WHO

28 September 2020, 9:51 PM

Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 per unit, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Global COVID-19 death toll could hit two million before vaccine in wide use: WHO

25 September 2020, 8:00 PM

The global death toll from COVID-19 could double to 2 million before a successful vaccine is widely used and could be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic, an official at the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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European countries bring in stricter restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19

16 September 2020, 3:04 PM

Countries across Europe are taking stricter restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections following recent spikes in cases.

South African volunteers on AstraZeneca vaccine trial say not alarmed by pause

9 September 2020, 9:08 PM

South African volunteers on AstraZeneca’s experimental coronavirus vaccine trial said they were not worried to hear the trial had been paused after a participant fell ill and they hoped to be part of a potential solution to the pandemic.

WHO says it is in talks with China’s BGI on test kit after Swedish complaint

27 August 2020, 4:12 PM

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it was looking into whether “observed irregularities” in a COVID-19 PCR swab test made by China’s BGI Biotechnology (Wuhan) Co, Ltd were linked to how it was used in Sweden.

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