A sharp increase in hospital attendance in the Chinese city of Wuhan was first observed in August 2019, researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.
The Wolrd Health Organisation said it can help prevent the virus spread but stressed it must be combined with hand-hygiene and social-distancing.
A small investment in malaria prevention and treatment could reap huge rewards. The prevalence of the disease actively holds back many countries - particularly in west Africa - whose young populations could and should be driving dynamic economies.
The main recommendation is to save them for those people who have coronavirus symptoms or are taking care of a suspected case.
Every year, Taiwan lobbies to be able to participate in the World Health Assembly. This year, the coronavirus pandemic might strengthen its case.
The World Health Organization has been issuing guidance on how citizens can maintain wellbeing during self-isolation and quarantine, but leaving lockdown is also causing anxiety.
Weekly Der Spiegel reported that Xi asked Tedros during the call to hold back information about human-to-human transmission of the virus and delay declaring a pandemic.
According to the "scarce" data WHO has received, emergency calls by women subjected to violence by their intimate partners jumped 60% across European member states in April, compared to the same period last year.
COVID-19 has forced governments, communities and companies to do things that were up to this point unimaginable. Internet companies, too, have challenged themselves and their systems to tackle a crisis that is unprecedented in the internet era.
European diplomats say the war of words between Washington and Beijing is not helpful in understanding where the new coronavirus came from and how to prevent the next pandemic.
To keep up with global demand for protective equipment (PPE) the World Health Organization has strategically positioned itself to reach two-thirds of the world in a few hours.
The World Health Organisation stressed that there is currently "no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 are immune to a second infection.
If the infections continue to rise, Africa’s weak healthcare systems will be immensely overwhelmed and not able to deal with the raging virus.
The United States is the WHO's largest single donor – and governments and health experts worry that by suspending funding, it could jeopardise efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic from across Europe and the world.
Viber has become the latest platform to team up with WHO and create a 'chatbot' where people can ask the most commonly asked questions about the coronavirus pandemic.
The WHO said on Wednesday that 16,000 have already died of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide and that how many more will die will be determined by the actions taken by countries now.
France's health minister suggested on Saturday that NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, could aggravate COVID-19.
The WHO says hoarding and misuse of masks is leaving doctors and nurses “dangerously ill-equipped” to deal with COVID-19.
There are lots of methods being used by governments and individuals to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak - but how many of them are actually effective?
The tears on the cheeks of those who mourn the death of Caroline Flack are yet to dry, but now is the time to stop this from happening to anyone else.
We cannot close the gap in access to care without the public and private sectors working together in a collaborative way — something the WHO itself has recognised in the past.
Hong Kong has lifted a quarantine on the World Dream cruise ship after clearing all crew members of the new virus.
If the current trends continue, cancer will increase by 60% worldwide, the World Health Organization warned in a report released on World Cancer Day.
Europeans flee China as coronavirus cases continue to rise
France is joining the United States in advising its citizens to board chartered flights out of the quarantine zone.