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2 Feb 2021
The World Health Organization expert team also plans to visit the Huanan Seafood Market, which was linked to many of the first coronavirus cases.
3 Oct 2020
The World Health Organization plans to make 120 million rapid-diagnostic coronavirus tests available for people in lower- and middle-income countries. The tests are fast, simple and cheap — but are they reliable?
5 Aug 2020
World Health Organization experts warn that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries are being driven by young people, who "must take the same precautions to protect themselves and protect others" says WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
26 Jul 2020
The World Health Organization says no country has reached the infection rate needed to guarantee community protection. Meanwhile, EU recovery funds won't be deployed until next year. Follow DW for the latest.
13 Jul 2020
The World Health Organization has reported another record increase in global infections over a 24-hour period, with the US topping the list with the highest number of new cases. Follow DW for the latest.
25 Jun 2020
The World Health Organization has reported its highest single-day rise in new cases, as global testing efforts are ramped up. In Germany, the R-rate has spiked 60% to 2.88. Follow DW for the latest.
18 Jun 2020
Africa accounts for less than 3 percent of global coronavirus cases, but the continent is seeing an acceleration in confirmed numbers. Last week, the World Health Organization said confirmed cases on the continent had doubled to 200,000 over 18 days. Many African nations made a mammoth effort to quickly bring in lockdowns and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but the economic cost of that has been enormous. We speak to Dr Mary Stephen from the WHO's regional office.
25 May 2020
As the world continues to deal with the effects and impact of several labs and scientists are racing to develop vaccines and drugs for the cure of the novel disease. At the moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) is yet to approve any vaccine or drug for COVID-19, but different investigatory treatments and drugs are being subjected to trials. Here the are top 10 under investigation.
17 May 2020
Long after lockdown has been lifted, everybody may still be social distancing, warns the World Health Organization. In a week that's seen new outbreaks of the virus dampen the mood in countries like France where confinement has been eased, the panel of FRANCE 24's François Picard asks about testing, contact tracing and whether national interests are hampering the race to find effective remedies and a vaccine against the coronavirus.
10 May 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the use of traditional herbs in the treatment of COVID-19 as African governments struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
19 Apr 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has drawn sharp criticism from some quarters over its deference to Beijing and the way it handled the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks.
17 Apr 2020
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has joined a global chorus defending the World Health Organization after Donald Trump blasted the UN body and suspended funds.

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