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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.


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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