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WHO resumes approval process for Sputnik V jab

The World Health Organization (WHO) has resumed the approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on the vaccine’s Twitter account on Wednesday. "WHO confirmed …

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Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 240 mln

More than 810,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide since Friday, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 240 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. As of 18:09 …

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WHO may approve Sputnik V by year's end

World Health Organization's (WHO) Senior Researcher Sumiya Swaminathan said on Tuesday that the organization may approve Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. According to her, the approval is dependent …

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What researchers say about long-term effects of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued a definition for "long COVID," a term used to describe the persistent health problems that affect some survivors of COVID-19. Scientists are still working to understand the syndrome. …

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WHO: COVID-19 cases worldwide down 10% in past week

Over 3.3 million novel coronavirus cases and more than 55,000 deaths were registered worldwide in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva early on Wednesday. According the global …

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WHO: world reached plateau in COVID-19 incidence

The world has reached a plateau in terms of the incidence of COVID-19, but a different situation is observed in different regions of the planet, Maria van Kerkhove, expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) said during the broadcast online …

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WHO: over 150 contacts of Marburg virus case identified

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that 150 contacts, and four high-risk contacts, have been identified after a patient in Guinea was found to have the Marburg virus, marking the first time it has …

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WHO: COVID-19 cases in Russia slowly decreasing

The World Health Organization (WHO) is registering a stabilization and slow decrease of coronavirus cases in Russia, WHO envoy to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Wednesday. "Looking at the European region, we note that there is …

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