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WHO seeking $76mn for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76mn for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut destroyed or damaged hospitals, clinics and medical supplies.

Delay routine dental checkups, WHO urges, until Covid-19 risk is known

Delay routine dental checkups, WHO urges, until Covid-19 risk is known

Dental patients and staff need to be protected from any potential infection by aerosol-generating procedures, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, as dentists return to work in areas where the Covid-19 pandemic is easing.

WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Covid-19

WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Covid-19

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted Covid-19, the World Health Organization's head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.

Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

WHO says Covid-19 pandemic is "one big wave", not seasonal

WHO says Covid-19 pandemic is "one big wave", not seasonal

A World Health Organization official on Tuesday described the Covid-19 pandemic as "one big wave" and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza's

WHO worries over Europe virus cases as nations tighten curbs

WHO worries over Europe virus cases as nations tighten curbs

The World Health Organization Friday expressed concern over a coronavirus resurgence in Europe as Britain and Austria tightened restrictions and China stepped up testing.

Desperately seeking a Covid-19 vaccine - the race is on

Desperately seeking a Covid-19 vaccine - the race is on

Seven months after the emergence of the worst global health crisis in a century the race is on to find the medical equivalent of the Holy Grail -- a Covid-19 vaccine.

Many countries taking 'wrong direction' on virus, says WHO

Many countries taking 'wrong direction' on virus, says WHO

The World Health Organization warned Monday that too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning there could be no return to normality any time soon.

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the United States' top infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization changed its guidance on the ways the virus

WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Pandemic 'is not even close to being over', WHO chief says

Pandemic 'is not even close to being over', WHO chief says

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

Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHO

Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.