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Pandemic setback as global Covid deaths and cases rise again

Covid-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

WHO chief warns of new Covid wave in Europe as cases rise by 10%

The head of the World Health Organisation’s Europe office has said a 10-week drop in Covid-19 cases in the region has ended – and...

WHO-China report says animals likely source of Covid-19

A joint World Health Organisation-China study on the origins of Covid-19 says transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is...

New Covid cases increase by one million across Europe

Europe recorded one million new coronavirus cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week...

WHO team visits Wuhan research lab at centre of coronavirus speculation

World Health Organisation (WHO) investigators have visited a research centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about...

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients

A World Health Organisation (WHO) team visited a hospital on Friday where China says the first Covid-19 patients were treated more than a year...

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

The World Health Organisation’s emergencies chief says the impact of new variants of Covid-19 in places like Britain, South Africa and Brazil remains to...

China sees new coronavirus case spike ahead of WHO research visit

China is experiencing a new surge in coronavirus cases and has reported its first Covid-related death in months. It comes as a World Health Organisation...

Pandemic picked as word of the year

Dictionary.com has declared “pandemic” its 2020 word of the year. Senior research editor John Kelly said that searches for the word spiked more than 13,500%...

WHO launches investigation of its handling of pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has bowed to calls from most of its member states to launch an independent investigation into its management of...

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