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COVID-19: 'The pandemic could be with us for many years,' WHO warns
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According to AFP, COVID-19 has killed at least 4.9 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019.
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WHO estimates that between 80,000 and 180,000 healthcare workers may have died from COVID-19 between January 2020 and May 2021.
Tuberculosis deaths increase for first time in 10 years due to COVID
Tuberculosis deaths are rising for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID pandemic, the WHO has warned.
Long COVID now has an official WHO clinical definition
In September, there were more than one million people living in the UK who reported they were suffering from long COVID.
EU air pollution limits way out of step with new WHO guidelines
The World Health Organization has tightened its guidelines for recommended air pollution limits, after it found evidence of damage to human health at lower levels than previously thought.
WHO suspends Sputnik V approval process over 'manufacturing' concerns
A regional WHO official said one manufacturing plant for the vaccine had failed to meet the necessary standards.
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WHO says the 'Mu' coronavirus variant, first identified in Colombia, has mutations indicating a risk of vaccine resistance.
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WHO warns against lifting COVID-19 restrictions too soon
The World Health Organization urged governments to use extreme caution when lifting COVID-19 curbs amid a sharp rise in new cases and hospitalisations.
Europe could face COVID surge before autumn, WHO warns
"Last week the number of cases rose by 10 per cent driven by increased mixing, travel gatherings and easing of social restrictions," WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said.
WHO expresses concern over eased restrictions at EURO 2020 matches
The comments come after the UK announced that more than 60,000 fans will be allowed at Wembley Stadium for the semifinals and final.
UK has highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since February
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WHO greenlights China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine
China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine "meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing," the UN health body said on Tuesday.
COVID variants renamed to ‘non-stigmatising’ letters of Greek alphabet
The coronavirus variants widely known by the name of the country in which they were first discovered - such as the Indian, Brazilian or British variants - have been renamed by the WHO.
'Rethink or avoid international travel' says WHO, despite vaccinations
EU travellers will be allowed to get a travel certificate if they can prove they had been vaccinated, tested negative for the virus or have proof they've recovered from it. But despite the boost given by Brussels, the WHO is warning people to rethink or avoid international travel.
Working over 55 hours a week 'increases risk of stroke & heart deaths'
The first global analysis of its kind from the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization found working more than 55 hours per week increased the risk of stroke and heart disease.
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European diplomats concerned by WHO sexual abuse reports in Congo
European diplomats have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization has handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo.
WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use
Sinopharm can now be used and distributed as part of the COVAX mechanism.
COVID 'putting millions at risk' of other vaccine-preventable diseases
Global vaccine programmes need protection to avoid mass outbreaks of diseases other than COVID-19, the World Health Organization has warned.
WHO advises against vaccine passports as EU debates 'green pass'
EU leaders will discuss the divisive issue at a summit next week.