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Americas emerge as new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic

Americas emerge as new epicenter of coronavirus pandemic

The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as outbreaks accelerate in Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Latin America named virus epicenter as Trump seeks US reopening

Latin America named virus epicenter as Trump seeks US reopening

The World Health Organization declared Latin America "a new epicenter" of the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump ramped up pressure on state and local governments

WHO will continue to lead global fight against pandemic, Tedros vows

WHO will continue to lead global fight against pandemic, Tedros vows

The World Health Organization will continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic which "threatens to tear at the fabric of international cooperation", its chief said on Tuesday.

Caution urged against virus surface contact

Caution urged against virus surface contact

It has still not been proven if people can catch the novel coronavirus by touching surfaces where it lingers, such as handles, doorknobs or keyboards, cautioned the World Health Organization (WHO) Saturday.

Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO, no decision made

Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO, no decision made

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering numerous proposals about the World Health Organization, including one in which Washington would pay about 10% of its former level.

Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused coronavirus deaths, US panel says

Taiwan's exclusion from WHO caused coronavirus deaths, US panel says

Lives have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic because of the World Health Organization's (WHO) exclusion of Taiwan and refusal to allow it to share best practices and information, a top US government commission on China said.

WHO urges countries to investigate early Covid-19 cases

WHO urges countries to investigate early Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that a report that Covid-19 had emerged in December in France, sooner than previously thought, was "not surprising", and urged countries to investigate any other early suspicious cases.

World leaders launch WHO plan to curb Covid-19, US not involved

World leaders launch WHO plan to curb Covid-19, US not involved

World leaders pledged on Friday to accelerate work on tests, drugs and vaccines against Covid-19 and to share them around the globe, but the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organization

Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global toll mounts

Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global toll mounts

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious disease experts as the global death toll mounted.

"Mixed picture" in Europe, COVID-19 vaccine at least 12 months off - WHO

"Mixed picture" in Europe, COVID-19 vaccine at least 12 months off - WHO

The number of new cases of COVID-19 is easing in some parts of Europe, including Italy and Spain, but outbreaks are still growing in Britain and Turkey, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

WHO says looking into reports of some Covid patients testing positive again

WHO says looking into reports of some Covid patients testing positive again

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was looking into reports of some Covid-19 patients testing positive again

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia - WHO

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia - WHO

The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions