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About 3 days ago

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases, WHO warns against despair

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases, WHO warns against despair
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Al Manar
About 10 days ago

World Facing ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education: UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces a 'generational catastrophe' because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting students safely back to the classroom must be 'a top priority.' Guterres said on Tuesday that as of mid-July, schools were closed in some 160 countries, affecting more than 1 billion students, while at least 40 million children have missed out on pre-school. This came on top ...
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Al Manar
About 11 days ago

WHO: There may never be a COVID-19 'silver bullet'

WHO: There may never be a COVID-19 'silver bullet'
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Al Manar
About 34 days ago

WHO Advance Team Leaves for China to Probe into Coronavirus Origin

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of experts to China to open an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 550,000 people across the globe. In a statement on Friday, the UN agency announced that a two-member team, with expertise in animal health and epidemiology, left for China and would work with Chinese scientists ...
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Al Manar
About 49 days ago

WHO Warns of ‘Significant Resurgence' of Coronavirus in Europe, as Pandemic Worsens Globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns about a 'significant resurgence' of cases of the new coronavirus in nearly a dozen European nations, saying the risk of another outbreak has now become a “reality.” WHO regional director for Europe, Hans Henri Kluge said in a statement, “For weeks I have spoken about the risk of a resurgence as countries adjust to measures.” “In several countries across Europe, this risk has now ...
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Al Manar
About 64 days ago

COVID-19 Deaths May Be More than What’s Reported: WHO

The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may actually be more than what is currently being reported, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). If countries went back to their COVID-19 medical records, there will be changes in the number of deaths, said Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead on COVID-19, replying to a query about deaths in Russia, on June 10, 2020. “It has happened in the past with ...
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Al Manar
About 69 days ago

Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice

Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice
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Al Manar
About 82 days ago

UN Chief Welcomes Afghanistan Ceasefire

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said he welcomed the announcement by the Taliban and the Afghan government of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday in peace. In a statement, the secretary-general urged all parties concerned to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Only a peaceful settlement can bring an end to the suffering in Afghanistan, said Stephane ...
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Al Manar
About 87 days ago

UN Chief Suggests World Leaders Send Video Statements for Annual Meeting

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested that world leaders send video statements for the world body’s annual meeting in September because it is “highly unlikely” they will be able to travel to New York during the coronavirus pandemic. New York is the epicenter of the United States’ COVID-19 outbreak. The disease, caused by the new coronavirus, has afflicted more than 4.8 million people and killed over 319,000 globally. The US’s death toll ...
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