1 day ago
Last week saw 'the fourth highest number of cases in a single week so far', as per WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The World Health Organisation pointd out that the global COVID-19 situation had gotten worse considerably in recent weeks
  • The latest surge in cases comes despite vaccines being rolled out in various countries
  • The novel coronavirus has killed anout 2.94 million people and infected about 136 million people worldwide till now

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) The WHO has rejected Serum Institute of India's proposal seeking extension of the shelf life of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from six to nine months, ...

5 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
First consignment of Covishield vaccines arrives in Delhi from Pune's Serum Institute of India. (Photo credit: Twitter/File/@ANI)

  • WHO has sought a meeting with DCGI regarding the matter
  • The proposal was turned down citing insufficient data
  • DCGI's decision will help health authorities in reducing vaccine wastage

6 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The AstraZeneca vaccines are being produced in South Korea and India. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • WHO said that adverse effects of AstraZeneca vaccines need to be assessed
  • Covax has now delivered 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to 86 countries
  • The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 2.9 million people since the outbreak

7 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Health care workers tend to a COVID-19 patient in a holding pod at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7
  • It was observed in the First Health Assembly in 1948 and was brought into effect in 1950
  • It was started to create awareness about various health issues by WHO

3 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Social media plays a key role in both spreading these false remedies and creating awareness about them. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@@BirminghamChildrensHospital)

  • The practice has become popular during the pandemic, with people believing it cures COVID-19 
  • The practise is not recommended by either the WHO or the CDC
  • Studies show there are very few benefits, and it can cause serious burn injuries

New Delhi, Apr 1 (PTI) India on Thursday said it shares the need for a comprehensive and expert-led mechanism to expeditiously investigate the origin of the coronavirus, days after the World ...

1 April.Geneva, Switzerland
A woman receives a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is "prolonging the pandemic", WHO said
  • It said Europe's virus situation was "more worrying than we have seen in several months"
  • WHO has warned that the rapid spread of the virus could increase the risk of the new variants of concern 

30 March
The expert report does not give any definitive answers about the origin. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The expert report on the origins of COVID has had a troubled birth
  • Experts believe the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease originally came from bats
  • The report authors judged that the most likely scenario was that it had made a direct leap to humans

29 March
Members of the World Health Organization team were in Wuhan to ascertain the origin of COVID. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • The report thrashed out the heirachy of probabilities of the origin of the virus
  • The COVID-19 pandemic origins report looked into four hypotheses
  • WHO chief said the report needs to be looked further into