Tag: World Health Organisation

COVID-19 Indian variant spreads to neighbouring countries; detected in Lanka, Bangladesh

India’s neighbours- Sri Lanka and Bangladesh- have reported the first cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617, prompting authorities to exercise...

Taiwan bars arrivals from India as Indonesia reports first cases of Indian COVID-19 variant

Taiwan became the latest place to ban arrivals from coronavirus-stricken India on Monday, as it moves to prevent new infections, with more nations reporting cases...

116 districts in India reported zero malaria cases in 2020: Health minister Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: As many as 116 districts in India reported zero malaria cases in 2020 and the country has been able to achieve remarkable success...

COVID-19 vaccine to be supplied free of cost in govt health facilities: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that COVID-19 vaccine will be supplied free of cost in all government healthcare facilities. He also said...

Are states conducting adequate Covid-19 tests? | India News

NEW DELHI: The daily coronavirus test positivity rate has drastically soared in the last few weeks in the country and in some of the worst-affected...

AstraZeneca woes grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots

Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the African Union dropped plans to buy the shot amid global shortages,...

Germany postpones vaccination summit over AstraZeneca furore

The German government said Tuesday it will postpone a virtual summit on the country’s vaccination efforts until after the European Medicines Agency has met over...

IOC will buy Coronavirus vaccines from China for Tokyo, Beijing Olympics

In what amounts to a public relations coup for China and a solution to a problem for the International Olympic Committee, IOC President Thomas Bach...

Apple Hearing Study Insights Reveal How Many Are at Risk of Hearing Loss

Apple on Tuesday shared insights from the Apple Hearing Study, ahead of World Hearing Day today. The study shares findings from long-term hearing health data...

US FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson and Johnson‘s COVID-19 vaccine that works with just one dose instead of two for emergency use,...

WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

A senior World Health Organisation official has said it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the...

Biden administration believes WHO is vital to contain COVID-19 pandemic: VP Harris tells WHO chief

Washington: The Biden administration believes that the WHO is vital to controlling the spread of COVID-19 and building back better global health and pandemic preparedness,...

US-China relations: China warms up to Biden, asks him to bring bilateral ties back on right track

Beijing: A visibly relieved China on Thursday warmly congratulated new US President Joe Biden and urged him to heal and rebuild the severely damaged bilateral...

UN Chief welcomes positive steps announced by Biden administration on migration, refugees

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the “positive steps” announced by the Biden administration on migration and refugees and said he was looking forward to...

China honours ‘Bat Woman’ of controversial Wuhan lab as WHO team arrives to probe COVID-19 origins

China has honoured a virologist of a controversial Wuhan-based bio-lab, which was at the centre of COVID-19 storm, as a WHO team arrived at the...

WHO asks Serum Institute of India for Covishield trial data to begin global supply

MUMBAI: The World Health Organisation has asked Serum Institute of India to submit its data from clinical trials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine conducted in India...

India rehearses for massive coronavirus vaccination drive; Harsh Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine

As it came closer to the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccine, India held a dry run by all states and union territories on Saturday...

New UK strain: 8 samples taken in Delhi positive; 7 in quarantine at LNJP

NEW DELHI: Samples of eight of 14 UK returnees, who arrived in Delhi between December 21 and 22, have tested positive for the new strain...

‘Pesticide suicides reduce post 2011 ban on endosulfan’ | India News

MUMBAI: India’s 2011 ban on endosulfan may have contributed to almost 30,000 fewer suicides by ingestion of pesticide, suggests a recent analysis. Researchers estimated what...

India extends support to Bangladesh candidature for WHO post; revival of rail link on cards in Dec 17 summit

NEW DELHI: India has extended its support to Bangladesh’s candidature for the post of executive director (ED) of South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) of the...

BRICS meet: Jaishankar calls for deeper cooperation in dealing with terrorism

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday called for boosting cooperation among the five-nation grouping BRICS in dealing with the threat of terrorism...

WHO: Countries complaining about contact tracing are ‘lame’

The head of the World Health Organisation on Monday dismissed complaints from countries complaining that contact tracing is too difficult to implement as a control...

Covid-19 not ‘exploded’ in India but risk remains: WHO expert

UNITED NATIONS: The coronavirus disease has not “exploded” in India, but the risk of that happening remains as the country moves towards unlocking its nationwide...

Donald Trump: China says Trump trying to shift blame from his ‘incompetent response’ to contain COVID-19

Beijing: China on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of using it “as an issue” to shift the blame from his “incompetent response” to contain the...

China continues to hide, obfuscate COVID-19 data from world: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: China continues to hide and obfuscate COVID-19 data from the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, asserting that he has seen...