WHO: second year of pandemic 'could even be tougher'

The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first given how the new coronavirus is spreading, especially in the northern hemisphere as more infectious variants circulate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. …

WHO pledges to help Georgia with coronavirus vaccine

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will facilitate the fastest transfer of the Covid-19 vaccine to Georgia. He made such a promise during a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the republic, Georgy Gakharia, the press …

Azerbaijan Reveals Vaccination Plans

Vaccination of Azerbaijan’s population against Covid-19 will start in early 2021 following the finalization of negotiations for the purchase of vaccines. Authorities in the country defined scientifically substantiated safety as the key criteria a vaccine should meet, Caspian News writes in the article Azerbaijan Reveals Vaccination Plans Amidst Negotiations With Major Vaccine Developers

WHO recommends masks indoors if ventilation poor

The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended wearing face masks when indoors with other people, if the ventilation has been deemed inadequate, in an update to its COVID-19 guidance on masks. The new recommendations apply in …

WHO advises to wear masks in public areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus, BBC reports. The global body said new information showed they could provide "a …

WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up, RFI …