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.
Most countries were "too slow" in their response to COVID-19, an independent panel commissioned reviewing the handling of the pandemic has found.
According to data obtained by Euronews from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the B.1.617 variant has been detected in seven European countries.
Global vaccine programmes need protection to avoid mass outbreaks of diseases other than COVID-19, the World Health Organization has warned.
The World Health Organisation's director-general's remarks come after the team visiting China suggested a leak from a lab was 'very unlikely'
The joint €40 million programme will involve Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.
The mission is expected to start next month and continue for four-to-five weeks.