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Patients left in corridors after beds run out at Beijing hospital as Covid hits

Patients are being left in corridors with oxygen and wheelchairs as Covid surges in China’s capital. The Chuiyangliu hospital in Beijing was packed with newly...

WHO chief: I cannot reach ‘starving’ Tigray relatives amid government blockade

The director-general of the World Health Organisation says he cannot send money to his “starving” relatives in Ethiopia’s Tigray region amid a blockade by...

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Indonesia

A man in Indonesia has tested positive for monkeypox, making him the country’s first confirmed case of the disease. Health officials said the 27-year-old, who...

US abortion ruling ‘a setback’ that will cost lives, says WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has criticised the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, calling the decision to...

Covid pandemic ‘most certainly not over’, warns WHO chief

The Covid-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over”, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned, despite a decline in reported cases...

Covid deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising, says WHO

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according...

WHO probes alleged racism and abusive behaviour by top director

The head of the World Health Organisation has said an investigation is under way into reports alleging that the UN health agency’s top official...

WHO: Record weekly Covid cases last week but deaths stable

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of Covid-19 cases...

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and that it is...

Covax programme delivers one billion vaccine doses to poorer countries

A UN-backed programme shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered one billion doses. But the milestone “is only a reminder of the...

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