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Europe is the ‘epicentre of the pandemic’ says WHO chief

WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Europe is now “the epicentre of the pandemic”. The continent now has more reported cases of...

What is a pandemic?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have said that the coronavirus outbreak can be classed as a pandemic. But what does it mean? Here are your questions...

Coronavirus crisis declared pandemic by WHO

The World Health Organisation has declared that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the UN agency, said the...

World must prepare for coronavirus pandemic, says global health chief

The world must prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Tedros Ghebreyesus said the spread of...

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A vaccine against coronavirus could take more than a year to develop, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Addressing a press conference in Geneva,...

Coronavirus declared global emergency by World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global emergency. The UN health agency defines an international emergency as an “extraordinary...

Whole world must be on alert over coronavirus outbreak, says WHO

The “whole world needs to be on alert” over the new coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WH0) said as it reconsiders whether to...

Aid group warns Yellow Fever could spread around the world

One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children has warned as the World Health...

Noise generated in intensive care units ‘breaks WHO guidelines’

Hospital intensive care units generate a cacophony of noise that far exceeds World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, research suggests. Staff running a typical intensive care...

Plea for Rio Olympics to be moved over Zika virus fears is rejected

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rejected calls from 150 leading scientists to move or postpone the Rio Olympics because of the ongoing Zika...

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Japan’s PM to declare state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday...

Tyson Fury believes he will be a ‘different person’ after coronavirus pandemic

Tyson Fury has vowed to emerge as a “different person” from the coronavirus crisis and admitted the ongoing pandemic has put his future in...

Firefighters work to contain forest fires near Chernobyl nuclear site

Ukrainian firefighters worked overnight trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station. The area was evacuated because...

Rita Ora praises mother after NHS frontline return

Rita Ora has praised her “superhero” psychiatrist mother after she decided to return to the NHS frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic. The singer’s mother Vera...

Scotland’s CMO resigns after being criticised for not adhering to social distancing advice

Scotland’s chief medical officer has resigned after being criticised for not adhering to social distancing advice by visiting her second home. Dr Catherine Calderwood apologised...
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