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About 23 hours ago

Trump Using Coronavirus to Score Political Points: WHO

Using the COVID-19 pandemic to score political points is dangerous and will only result in 'many more body bags,' World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday, less than a day after President Trump criticized the WHO and its relationship with China. Tedros also revealed he has received death threats in recent months. 'Please don't politicize this virus,' Tedros said in a briefing in Geneva, after he was asked about Trump's ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 1 day ago

WHO Warns against Easing COVID-19 Measures ‘Too Early’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the precautionary measures enforced by governments to curb the COVID-19 epidemic should not be lifted “too early” as health risks still largely persist. In a statement on Tuesday, the UN agency said that it could not come up with a blanket recommendation for all countries and regions across the globe on easing the precautionary measures, but urged them not lift them prematurely. “One of ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 5 days ago

UN Chief Renews Call to Warring Parties to Halt Clashes, Focus on Coronavirus Fight

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties in conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said, referring to countries beset with fighting like Syria, Libya, and Yemen. “The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theaters of conflict.” Guterres said there had been some progress following his March ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 6 days ago

Coronavirus: 'Worst Yet to Come' for Countries in Conflict, Says UN Chief

Coronavirus: 'Worst Yet to Come' for Countries in Conflict, Says UN Chief
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 9 days ago

Coronavirus Worst Crisis Since WWII, UN Boss Says as Deaths Surge

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the United Nations sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity's worst crisis since World War II. The warning came as Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a 'very painful' few weeks after the United States registered its deadliest 24 hours of the crisis. The number of deaths on Wednesday topped ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 9 days ago

WHO Warns COVID-19 Epidemic in Asia, Pacific 'Far from Over'

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official has said. Even with all the measures, the risk of transmission in the region will not go away as long as the pandemic continues, said Takeshi Kasai, regional director for the western Pacific at the World Health ...
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Al Manar
About 13 days ago

Global Economy Has Entered Recession amid Coronavirus Outbreak: IMF

Global Economy Has Entered Recession amid Coronavirus Outbreak: IMF
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Al Manar
About 14 days ago

WHO Europe Sees 'Encouraging Signs' in Coronavirus Spread

The World Health Organization's European office said Thursday it saw 'encouraging signs' as Italy reported a lower rate of infections of the new coronavirus, cautioning it was too soon to say whether the worst had passed. 'While the situation remains very serious, we are starting to see some encouraging signs,' WHO regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, told a press conference. 'Italy, which has the highest number of cases in the region, ...
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Al Manar
About 15 days ago

UN Secretary General Urges Political Solution in Yemen

Echoing his appeal on 23 March to all warring parties across the globe for a ceasefire, the UN Secretary-General calls today on those fighting in Yemen to immediately cease hostilities, focus on reaching a negotiated political settlement and do everything possible to counter a potential outbreak of COVID-19. The Secretary-General calls on the parties to work with his Special Envoy to achieve a nation-wide de-escalation; progress on economic and humanitarian measures that ...
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