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WHO walks back comments on asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19
"We don’t actually have that answer yet:" a top WHO official says it’s not known how frequently people without symptoms of COVID-19 pass the disease on to others – a day after appearing to suggest that such spread is "very rare."
Satellite data suggest COVID-19 started much earlier: Harvard research
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Coronavirus: Wear mask in public, WHO's new advice
The Wolrd Health Organisation said it can help prevent the virus spread but stressed it must be combined with hand-hygiene and social-distancing.
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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.
Coronavirus and facemasks: What is the latest health advice?
The main recommendation is to save them for those people who have coronavirus symptoms or are taking care of a suspected case.
Taiwan wants to share its COVID-19 expertise. Beijing objects.
Every year, Taiwan lobbies to be able to participate in the World Health Assembly. This year, the coronavirus pandemic might strengthen its case.
Mental health in the time of COVID-19: are we doing enough?
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.
WHO denies report of pressure to withhold info
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.
WHO 'deeply troubled' by spike in domestic abuse in locked down Europe
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.
Internet companies are learning lessons during COVID-19 to make the future internet safer ǀ View
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.
EU calls for independent probe into origin of COVID-19
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.
Visiting the WHO’s COVID-19 logistics hub
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Coronavirus: WHO warns against 'immunity passports'
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.
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If the infections continue to rise, Africa’s weak healthcare systems will be immensely overwhelmed and not able to deal with the raging virus.
'Now is not the time': Global alarm as Trump halts US funds to WHO
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.
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