The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is no evidence that the variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom. South Africa and the UK are currently battling different variants of the virus which have fuelled infections. Research is also[…]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern following a six percent increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the past seven days, despite a two percent decrease in the number of infections on the African continent. South Africa is one of 16 countries that have shown an increase. South African[…]
Corrupt practices around medical safety gear for COVID-19 health workers is tantamount to “murder”, the World Health Organization chief said Friday. In strong remarks, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) threatened not only their lives but also the lives of[…]
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed cautious optimism as the country’s Covid-19 cases take a dip and government bolsters efforts to prevent further transmission of the deadly virus. Mkhize was speaking during an official welcoming of the first members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) surge team that has[…]
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square hanging up symbolic nooses that they say officials should be hanged on over this week’s blast amid clashes between protesters and riot police near parliament. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr at the scene said civil society groups have been calling on people to[…]
Yemen’s Saudi-backed government has accused its Houthi foes of covering up a large outbreak of coronavirus in areas they hold as the United Nations warned that the country could suffer a “catastrophic” food security situation due to the pandemic. The Aden-based government also called for urgent global assistance to help[…]
The United Nations’s health agency has warned there is no scientific evidence to prove that people who have recovered from the coronavirus develop immunity against potential infection in the future, as the global death toll from COVID-19 passed 200,000 on Saturday amid 2.8 million infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) gave the[…]
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had instructed his administration to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, in a move that drew immediate condemnation. Trump, at a White House news conference, claimed the WHO had “failed in its[…]
The first person to contract Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 50 days has died, the government said on Friday, ending hopes that the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history might be over. The Central African country planned to declare an end to the epidemic on Sunday,[…]
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to limit job and income losses from the coronavirus and “do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic.”Showing more unity than at any time since the G20 was created during[…]
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