Tag: World Health Organization

Centre, states doing everything possible to tackle Covid-19 crisis: Rajnath | India News

LUCKNOW: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre and the state governments are doing everything possible to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, while asserting...

India’s seven-day Covid average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain | India News

BENGALURU: India’s coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of new cases at a record high and international health...

Global Covid cases are falling, but virus surging in countries that had kept it under control

After a record-breaking tear, global coronavirus cases and deaths are falling as the virus recedes in the West. But world leaders and experts warn that...

As hopes for Covid herd immunity fade, world may need to learn to live with virus

Early in the pandemic, there was hope that the world would one day achieve herd immunity, the point when the coronavirus lacks enough hosts to...

Variant accelerating India’s Covid explosion: WHO top scientist | India News

GENEVA: A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and may be dodging vaccine protections, contributing to the country’s explosive outbreak, the World Health...

Health minister Harsh Vardhan discusses India’s COVID crisis with US counterpart

Indian Health Indian Harsh Vardhan on Friday had a virtual meeting with his American counterpart, Xavier Becerra, discussing the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in...

India’s struggle to track new Covid variants could worsen crisis | India News

NEW DELHI: The good news is that the vaccines work against a new virus strain circulating in India that’s spread to several other countries. The...

G7 scolds China and Russia over threats, bullying, rights abuses

The Group of Seven scolded both China and Russia on Wednesday, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there...

WTO mulling intellectual property waivers for vaccines

Ambassadors from World Trade Organization countries on Wednesday plan to discuss trade rules protecting the technological know-how behind COVID-19 vaccines amid growing pressure on rich...

Moderna vaccine: Covax signs deal for 500 mn Moderna Covid vaccine doses

The Covax global vaccine equity programme said Monday it has struck a deal to buy 500 million doses of Moderna‘s Covid-19 jabs. The doses, to...

Explained: Why India’s Covid-19 data is vastly undercounted | India News

NEW DELHI: Even after more than a year of devastating coronavirus surges across the world, the intensity and scale of India’s current crisis stands out,...

243 cases every minute: India’s Covid ‘tsunami’ in 10 grim charts

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 24, 2021) NEW DELHI: India’s catastrophic Covid crisis is deepening by the day with the country consistently reporting...

EU to strike world’s largest vaccine deal with Pfizer

The European Commission said it expects to seal the world’s biggest vaccine supply deal within days, buying up to 1.8 billion doses of ‘s COVID-19...

How the tiny kingdom of Bhutan out-vaccinated most of the world

The Lunana area of Bhutan is remote even by the standards of an isolated Himalayan kingdom: It covers an area about twice the size of...

More than 3 million people have died of COVID-19 and more than 140 million have been infected

The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 3 million on Saturday and the case tally rose above 140 million, a day...

WHO warns pandemic at ‘critical point’ as South Asia cases surge

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered a critical phase as infections exponentially increase despite widespread measures aimed at stopping them, the WHO warned Monday, with record...

New variants may be driving India’s Covid surge | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s failure to quickly examine Covid-19 samples for new variants risks hurting its battle against a record surge of infections, with scientists warning...

Brazil Covid deaths hit new monthly record as France tightens restrictions

The Covid-19 death toll spiraled out of control in Brazil in March, more than doubling the country’s previous monthly record, officials said Wednesday, as French...

India set to produce coronavirus vaccine under Quad initiative with US, Japan and Australia

The India-US-Japan-Australia Quadrilateral initiative, or Quad, at its maiden summit on Friday decided to build a first-of-its-kind joint vaccine supply chain to address the current...

EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19

European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU...

Ghana first nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a program that...

The newest diplomatic currency: Covid-19 vaccines | India News

NEW DELHI: India, the unmatched vaccine manufacturing power, is giving away millions of doses to neighbors friendly and estranged. It is trying to counter China,...

WHO says Europe still ‘vulnerable’ despite falling Covid cases

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a “false sense of security” in Europe, saying most of the continent’s nations were still vulnerable despite...

As virus variants spread, ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: As a dangerous variant of the coronavirus first discovered in South Africa sickens and kills thousands across the country, Jan Matsena...

Relative of virus victim asks to meet World Health Organization experts in Wuhan

WUHAN: A relative of a coronavirus victim in China is demanding to meet a visiting World Health Organization expert team, saying it should speak with...