BREAKING NEWS | WHO Looks at possible ‘E-Vaccination certificates’ for travel

GENEVA - - The World Health Organization does not recommend countries issuing ‘immunity passports’ for those who have recovered from COVID-19, but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO medical expert said on Thursday. ‘We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this COVID-19 response, one of them how … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | WHO Looks at possible ‘E-Vaccination certificates’ for travel

health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

GENEVA - Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendation presented Monday follow the widespread belief that children under 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the … Continue reading health| WHO: Children Aged 6-To-11 Should Wear Masks At Times, Too

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

GENEVA – The World Health Organization hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than two years, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, if the world unites and succeeds in finding a vaccine. The WHO has always been cautious about giving estimates on how quickly the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Chief Hopes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Last Less Than Two Years

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Say COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘One Big Wave’, Not Seasonal

GENEVA – A World Health Organization official on Tuesday described the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘one big wave’ and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza’s tendency to follow seasons. WHO officials have been at pains to avoid describing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases like those in Hong … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | WHO Say COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘One Big Wave’, Not Seasonal

TRAVEL | Travel Bans Cannot Be Idefinite, Countries Must Fight Virus At Home: WHO

Madain Saleh GENEVA – Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A surge of infections has prompted countries to reimpose some travel restrictions in recent days, … Continue reading TRAVEL | Travel Bans Cannot Be Idefinite, Countries Must Fight Virus At Home: WHO

HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

Geneva – The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travelers to wear masks on planes and keep themselves informed as COVID-19 cases surge again in some countries, prompting new restrictions in places like Australia. Spokeswoman Margaret Harris urged people not to be cough off-guard by resurgent local epidemics and quarantine measures, saying: ‘If it’s anywhere, … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown. ‘We are at a critical threshold in our region’, the WHO’s Middle East head, Ahmed al-Mandhari, said in an online press conference. According to figures … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

GENEVA – The head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the new coronavirus pandemic was far from over and said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of the disruption of normal health services, especially on children. ‘The pandemic is far from over’, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

GENEVA - - World Health Organization officials warned nations across the globe against lifting government lockdowns to contain the Covid-19 outbreak too soon, saying that the coronavirus spreads fast and is 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flue pandemic. ‘While Covid-19 accelerates very fast, it decelerates much more slowly. In other words, the way down … Continue reading HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

NEWS ALERT | Mideast States Must Share More Information On Coronavirus Cases: WHO

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Middle East states needed urgently to offer more information about coronavirus cases to help bolster the fight against the disease across the region. Ahmed Al-Madhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, said the regional approach to fighting the coronavirus has so far been … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Mideast States Must Share More Information On Coronavirus Cases: WHO