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Saying contact tracing is difficult is a ‘lame excuse’, says WHO boss

Any country claiming that contact tracing is difficult during the coronavirus pandemic is using “a lame excuse”, according to the head of the World...

Coronavirus pandemic ‘accelerating’ as new cases hit single-day record

The head of the World Health Organisation has said the coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating” and that more than 150,000 cases were reported on Thursday...

Potentially ‘years’ before virus is under control – experts

It could be four to five years before the Covid-19 pandemic is under control, a senior global health official has said. Soumya Swaminathan, the World...

WHO puts global networks on alert over rare illness in children

Global health experts are looking into reports of a rare but serious syndrome affecting children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had asked its...

WHO chief calls for quarantine politicisation of Covid-19

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a “quarantine on politicising Covid-19” after facing criticism over the crisis. Dr Tedros Adhanom...

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,...

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