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Worldwide coronavirus cases near two million

New York’s coronavirus death toll has topped 10,000 and the worldwide number of confirmed cases is closing in on two million as discussion moves...

Trump threatens to cease US funding of WHO

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cease sending US funds to the World Health Organisation (WHO), claiming that the international body “missed the...

Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert

African is facing an “existential threat” as some countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, a health expert...

Global Covid-19 cases to reach one million ‘in next few days’

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases around the globe will exceed one million in the coming days, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The...

Covid-19: What are the symptoms and when do they develop?

Many people said they had experienced “mild symptoms” after testing positive for coronavirus. But what are the symptoms of Covid-19 and can they get worse...

WHO head thanks Usher for backing global coronavirus fund

The head of the World Health Organisation has thanked Usher for sharing a global campaign raising funds to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO has...

Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals in bid to tackle coronavirus

Russian authorities will impose a temporary entry ban for all Chinese nationals amid the outbreak of coronavirus that has infected more than 73,000 people...

UK loses measles elimination status

The UK is one of four European countries to have lost its measles elimination status, according to the World Health Organisation. For the first time...

More research needed into risks of microplastics in drinking water, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for further research into the health risks posed by microplastics in drinking water. It is also calling for...

UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

The World Health Organisation says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda — does not yet merit being declared a...

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