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WHO reports nearly 5 mln COVID-19 cases last week

The COVID-19 case tally worldwide grew by nearly 5 mln this past week, a new high since the start of the pandemic, and the death toll rose by over 85,000, the World Health Organization said in its weekly bulletin on Wednesday. On …

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WHO coronavirus mission to arrive in China this week

Chinese authorities said a team from the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) would arrive this week to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, a year to the day since the first COVID-19 death was announced in Wuhan.

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WHO Director-General urges to prepare for new pandemics

The current coronavirus pandemic will not be the last one, epidemics are our reality, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "the world has turned …

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Russian and British scientists team up to create Covid-19 vaccine

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca unveiled plans to collaborate with the developer of Russia's Sputnik V, the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and explore whether their two coronavirus vaccines could be successfully combined

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 WHO looks at giving Covid-19 to healthy people to speed up vaccine trials

The World Health Organization is holding discussions on Monday about the feasibility of trials in which healthy young volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavirus to hasten vaccine development – amid questions over whether they should go ahead given the promising data from the frontrunner vaccine candidates

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Global Covid-19 cases reaches 65 mln

Global coronavirus infections passed 65 million on Friday and countries doubled down on restrictions, even as plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace, Eyewitness reports. The pandemic is showing little sign of slowing, with …

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WHO updates guidance on mask wearing

The World Health Organization tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where COVID-19 is spreading, they be worn by everyone in health care facilities and for all interactions in poorly-ventilated indoor spaces. In …

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WHO: coronavirus pandemic unlikely to end soon

The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to end in the coming months, the World Health Organization's representative in Russia Melita Vujnovic said. In response to a question, she pointed out that the pandemic would end "once …

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WHO announces another Covid-19 anti-record 

A record number of Covid-19 cases were registered globally in the past 24 hours  - more than 657,000. The total number of cases exceeded 53.16 mln, The World Health Organization informs. The number of deaths globally has increased …

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Almost 200 COVID-19 vaccines under testing worldwide

World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that almost 200 novel coronavirus vaccine candidates are currently under testing. "Almost 200 vaccine candidates are currently under different …

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Number of global COVID-19 cases up by over 214,000

Over 214,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were registered worldwide on August 12, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 20.16 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily …

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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20 mln

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases across the globe exceeded 20 mln on Tuesday, according to the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data provided by international organizations, federal and local authorities. …

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