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© Thomson Reuters World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

Colombo, September 11 (newsin.asia) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. General Tedros on Twitter posted his message saying, “I congratulate Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella & mother to child transmission of HIV & congenital syphilis, the Maldives for eliminating rubella and ...

© Handout President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine (shown in a handout picture taken on August 6, 2020 and provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund), even though final testing had not yet started

WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

August 14 (AFP) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a vaccine on Tuesday even though final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people was only due to start on Wednesday. The WHO ...

Sri Lanka a magnet for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka declared safe for travel by World Travel and Tourism Council

Colombo, Aug.10 (newsin.asia) -- Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. Whilst establishing confidence among tourists looking at the ...

© [File: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters] Tedros says many countries were grappling with new outbreaks of the coronavirus [File: Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters]

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a ‘once-in-a-century’ health crisis

August 2 (Al Jazeera) - The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. "The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Tedros told a meeting of the WHO's emergency ...

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘one big wave’, not seasonal

Geneva, July 28 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends. “People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and...this ...

© Thomson Reuters World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

Virus crisis may get “worse and worse and worse,” WHO warns

July 14 (CBS News) - The World Health Organization warned Monday that there could be no return to normality any time soon as too many countries were bungling their response to the coronavirus pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that if public health guidelines are not followed, the crisis will get "worse and worse and worse." After a daily ...

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva. © Reuters/Denis Balibouse

WHO’s Ryan says eradication of new coronavirus is unlikely

Geneva, July 11 (Reuters) - Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization's emergencies programme, said on Friday it was unlikely that the new coronavirus would be eliminated. "In the current situation it is unlikely we can eradicate this virus," he told an online briefing from Geneva. He said that, by extinguishing clusters of infection, the world could "potentially ...

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