February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022
WHO

Half a million died globally since Omicron’s discovery

The World Health Organization lamented that half a million Covid-19 deaths had been recorded since the Omicron variant was discovered, calling the toll “beyond tragic”.

February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022
WHO

Covid-19 origins probe: China, WHO seek ‘stronger collaboration’

China and the World Health Organization have discussed the need for “stronger collaboration” on tracing the origins of Covid-19, amid tensions over the WHO’s plans to further investigate the theory that the virus could have leaked from a Wuhan lab.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022
WHO

Omicron risk remains very high: WHO

The risk level related to the Omicron variant remains very high, the WHO said late Tuesday, with the numbers of new Covid-19 cases hitting another record high last week.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022
WHO

Covid pandemic ‘nowhere near over’

The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, as France, Germany and Brazil posted new infection records in the past 24 hours.

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022
WHO

WHO approves two new Covid treatments

The World Health Organization approved two new Covid-19 treatments yesterday, growing the arsenal of tools along with vaccines to stave off severe illness and death from the virus.

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022
WHO

Omicron spread due to mix of factors: WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that the spread of Omicron was down to a combination of factors including the make-up of the Covid-19 variant and increased social mixing. 

January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022
WHO

Omicron may be less severe, but not ‘mild’: WHO

The more infectious Omicron variant of Covid-19 appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain, but it should not be categorised as “mild”, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.   

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021
WHO

WHO warns of ‘very high’ Omicron risk

Omicron still poses “very high” risk and could overwhelm healthcare systems, the WHO warned yesterday, as the highly transmissible coronavirus variant fuelled record outbreaks in many countries. 

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021
WHO

Omicron may overwhelm healthcare

The WHO yesterday warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed healthcare systems even though early studies suggest it leads to milder disease, as China and Germany brought back tough restrictions to stamp out new infection surges.

December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021
WHO

Boosters may prolong Covid

The WHO warned that rich countries cannot use boosters to escape the coronavirus, as nations scrambled to contain Omicron surges.