Tag: World Health Organisation

WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters

Top officials at the World Health Organisation say there’s not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed on...

UN: World hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

The United Nations on Monday lamented what it called a “dramatic worsening” of world hunger last year, saying much of that is likely connected to...

From London to Saint Petersburg, Euro 2020 raises fears of new virus spread

As Euro 2020 heads towards its conclusion, and ever larger crowds flock to matches, there are increasing concerns about games becoming super-spreader events as the...

States record Covid toll as per ICMR: Centre on ‘speculative’ report that India suffered 5-7 times excess deaths

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that States and Union Territories record Covid-19 deaths as per guidance issued by Indian Council...

Ex-ICMR DG clears the air on Covaxin’s phase-3 trial data and delay in WHO approval

Dr NK Ganguly, Scientist & Former DG, ICMR throws light on why the US Food and Drug Administration denied Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Bharat...

India will receive a share of 80 million US vaccines through COVAX: State Dept official

India will be receiving a share of the 80 million (8 crores) unused COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing programme that President...

Australia, New Zealand leaders minimise China spilt, urge probe into coronavirus origins

The leaders of New Zealand and Australia downplayed their differences over China and urged more investigation into the origin of the coronavirus Monday after their...

British intelligence believes COVID-19 lab leak theory ‘feasible’: Report

British intelligence agencies now believe it is “feasible” that the COVID-19 pandemic began with a coronavirus leak from a Chinese laboratory, a media report said...

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...