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North Korea tells World Health Organization it's still virus-free
Isolated North Korea has continued to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization.
COVID vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow' in Europe as cases rise: WHO
More than 1.6 million people contracted COVID-19 in WHO Europe's 51 countries last week — the sixth weekly rise in a row.
UK, US and 12 other nations 'concerned' about WHO COVID origin study
Fourteen countries including the UK, US and Denmark shared their "concerns" about the WHO-convened study of the origins of COVID-19, saying experts "lacked access" to complete data.
World leaders call for WHO treaty to prepare for future pandemics
World leaders are calling for a treaty preparing for future pandemics and ensuring global access to treatments.
Ivermectin not a cure for COVID-19, say European Medicines Agency
Ivermectin is not a cure for COVID-19, says the European Medicines Agency, after rumours circulated on social media.
Global COVID vaccine inequality 'becoming more grotesque,' WHO warns
The US, UK, EU/EEA account for more than 206 million of the 448 million doses of vaccines administered worldwide.
It's a year since COVID was declared a pandemic. Did WHO act too late?
It's been exactly a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. By then, the virus was already confirmed in 114 countries.
Europe has seen first rise in COVID-19 cases in six weeks, warns WHO
More than one million new cases of the deadly virus were recorded last week across the 51 countries included in WHO's European region. This represented a nine per cent rise on the previous week.
COVID-19: 'Unrealistic' for pandemic to be over by year-end, says WHO
"Right now the virus is very much in control," the WHO's head of emergencies programme stressed on Monday.
'All hypotheses' still on table over COVID-19's origins — WHO chief
The World Health Organisation's director-general's remarks come after the team visiting China suggested a leak from a lab was 'very unlikely'
Six ex-Soviet states get €40m to help their COVID-19 vaccine rollout
The joint €40 million programme will involve Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.
WHO: Vaccine manufacturers will have to adjust vaccines to variants
The emergence of new coronavirus variants means vaccine manufacturers need to be ready to adjust vaccines to the "evolution of the virus", the WHO chief said.
What is COVAX and is it helping poor countries get access to vaccines?
Experts have criticised rich countries for buying up COVID-19 vaccine doses as poor countries are left without vaccines in a trend that has continued months after first doses became available.
COVID vaccinations: UK races ahead as much of EU awaits first doses
While the UK ponders a possible vaccine surplus, many people in Europe are wondering when they are going to receive their first doses.
COVAX to distribute more than 330 million COVID vaccines through June
Over 10 of the 145 countries that will receive vaccines through the global initiative are in Europe.
WHO team visits Wuhan hospital that had early COVID patients
A World Health Organization team visited a hospital where China says the first COVID-19 patients were treated more than a year ago as part of the experts' long-awaited fact-finding mission on the origins of the coronavirus.
'Catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief slams COVID vaccine rollout
The WHO director-general said rich countries buying up all the doses of COVID vaccines was a "catastrophic moral failure".
Europe at a 'tipping point' in COVID-19 pandemic, WHO says
Officials at the World Health Organization said that Europe was likely in the most acute phase of the pandemic.
COVID-19 mental health issues to increase over the winter: WHO Europe
"We expect to see a larger number of people facing more severe mental health challenges in the coming months" as the toll from COVID-19 is compounded by winter, the head of WHO Europe said on Friday.
Team of experts to travel to China in search of coronavirus origin
The mission is expected to start next month and continue for four-to-five weeks.