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4 Oct 2021
The first of October means Britain is taking back control. As of this Friday, European travellers to post-Brexit Great Britain can no longer bring a simple ID card – they will have to show a passport. However, as petrol shortages continue, tempers are running short as lines get long. This Friday, around one quarter of British service stations ran dry, leading to scenes of shouting, fist fights and motorists hoarding fuel in water bottles.
2 Oct 2021
The World Health Organization again apologises to the victims who suffered rape and sexual abuse by workers sent to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2018 to 2020.
29 Sep 2021
Some 30 women had accused WHO employees of sexual exploitation and abuse. Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the allegations were "horrific" and launched the independent investigation.
24 Sep 2021
The UN health agency now ranks air pollution on a par with smoking or an unhealthy diet. As a result, it has issued new, stricter guidelines they claim could save millions of lives.
19 Sep 2021
The World Health Organization says only about 4 million coronavirus cases were reported globally last week — a significant drop. Meanwhile, the African Union wants to be able to buy more jabs. Follow DW for the latest.
14 Sep 2021
A WHO Europe report advised countries to form a G20 global health board that would coordinate future responses to pandemics and fight inequality. These measures aim to protect global economies too.
10 Sep 2021
Stagnating vaccination rates and accelerated transmission of the virus could contribute to over a quarter of a million Europeans dying from coronavirus-related problems before Christmas.
1 Sep 2021
The WHO is looking into a new variant of COVID-19 named mu and has classified it as a variant of interest. Meanwhile, Australia's Victoria is seeing a surge in cases of local transmission. Follow DW for the latest.
27 Aug 2021
The risk of spread of the lethal Marburg disease, detected in Guinea, is 'high' according to Dr Matshidiso Moeti. West Africa's first recorded case of the virus -- which belongs to the same filovirus family as Ebola but is somewhat less deadly -- was confirmed on August 9. The virus, which is carried by bats and has a historic fatality rate of up to 88 percent, was found in samples taken from a patient who died on August 2 in Guinea's southern Gueckedou prefecture.
20 Aug 2021
The World Health Organization has chided wealthy nations for offering a third vaccine shot to citizens while poorer nations go without. Several countries are nevertheless forging ahead with the plan.
14 Aug 2021
The World Health Organization announces major international trials of three drugs to find out whether they improve the condition of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. Artesunate, Imatinib and Infliximab will be tested on thousands of volunteer patients in more than 600 hospitals in 52 countries. of a WHO press conference
8 Aug 2021
Rich nations should help poorer ones access COVID vaccines before giving booster shots to their own citizens, the WHO says. Germany already has plans to offer extra jabs.

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