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World paying ‘heavy price’ for muddled virus strategies: UN

GENEVA: The planet is paying a heavy price for countries ignoring the recommendations of the World Health Organization to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. “Different countries have followed different, sometimes contradictory strategies and we are all paying a heavy price,” the secretary-general told a virtual meeting ...

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WHO wants invite to China’s probe into virus origins

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus. “WHO would be keen to work with international partners and at the invitation of the Chinese government to participate in investigation around the animal ...

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10 things you can do to prevent coronavirus

The novel coronavirus is continuing its spread in many countries around the world. Amid coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization has listed ten things that people should be taking to get ready: 1. Clean your hands regularly – wash with soap and water, or clean with alcohol-based hand rub. 2. Clean surfaces regularly ...

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WHO warns worst of coronavirus yet to come

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the “worst is yet ahead [of] us” from the novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video conference that the world must act together on a national and global scale to overcome the pandemic. He ...

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Trump halts World Health Organization funding

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump cut off funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN body of mishandling the coronavirus crisis as governments grapple with how and when to get their struggling economies back to work. The deadly pandemic has already killed more than 125,000 people and infected nearly ...

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WHO denies ignoring Taiwan early virus warning

The World Health Organization denied having brushed off a Taiwanese warning on human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus soon after the outbreak in China late last year. The US has accused the body of “putting politics first” by ignoring Taiwan’s warning in late December, and thus helping Beijing conceal the ...

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United States coronavirus deaths top 12,500 in single-day

WASHINGTON/LONDON: President Donald Trump threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China, where the authorities lifted a two-and-a-half month travel ban on Wuhan, the city that spawned the global coronavirus pandemic. As the United States suffered a record total of nearly 2,000 ...

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Let’s check our mental health

World Mental Health Day, the theme for 2019 is mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Here are some facts about mental health that should serve as a wake-up call: One in seven Indonesians has experienced some form of mental health issue at some point in life. There are 15.6 million ...

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Tanzania grills WHO representative over Ebola statement

DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania has summoned the top World Health Organisation official in the country to explain a statement it issued on the country’s handling of suspected Ebola cases, the government spokesman said. The UN health agency issued a rare rebuke on Saturday in a lengthy statement detailing how Tanzania ...

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