World Health Organization

WHO: over 1M Europe region deaths from COVID-19

The World Health Organization confirmed more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths and 48 million cases in its European region, the health body’s regional director Hans Kluge said. "The situation in our region is serious; 1.6 …

COVID-19 mortality increased by 11% in past week

More than 4 million novel coronavirus cases were registered worldwide in the past week, which is 5% more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva on Wednesday. …

WHO: Novel coronavirus strains continue to spread worldwide

A more contagious coronavirus strain VOC 202012/01 that was initially detected in the UK, has been reported in seven more countries over the past week, bringing the total to 101. The 501Y.V2 strain, first detected in South Africa, has spread to …

WHO rejects China foreign food coronavirus idea

The World Health Organisation is not following up on claims that the novel coronavirus may have originally reached China through foreign frozen food, UN health agency expert Peter Embarek says, dismissing a Chinese theory. The WHO …

WHO envoy to Russia says had Russian COVID-19 vaccine

World Health Organization (WHO) envoy to Russia Melita Vujnovic said she had the Russian coronavirus vaccine and is feeling well. "Vaccines and any other medical interventions are an individual decision of each person. In …