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United States to accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international visitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The White House announced the United States in November

No link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has claimed that there is no link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots.   According to the World News Agency, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that so far more than 260 million

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus origins

WUHUN: A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in a Chinese city to investigate the global epidemic of coronavirus. Chinese media have confirmed the arrival of a team of experts in Wuhan, as well as

World’s richest countries hoarding coronavirus vaccines: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has claimed that the world’s richest countries have bought 53 percent of the coronavirus vaccine. According to the WHO, one in ten people in 68 countries will receive the vaccine. Officials said that 53

WHO assures Pakistan cooperation for COVID-19 vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Pakistan for the steps taken to deal with the coronavirus and assured cooperation for the forthcoming vaccine. In a letter to the Pakistani government, the WHO said that full cooperation from Pakistan

No coronavirus vaccine globally approved: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has clarified that there is no vaccine for the coronavirus that has been approved globally. The WHO called for more coronavirus vaccines to be developed, saying, “We need more vaccines against the virus.” More and

‘Remdesivir’ drug fails to reduce mortality among COVID-19 patients

LONDON: A World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the ‘Remdesivir’, which was said to be a touted drug authorized for treatment of norovirus fails to prevent death among patients. The study was conducted in 30 counties on more than

COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year end: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has stated that the work is underway on nine coronavirus vaccines under it. The coronavirus vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, the WHO said. According to the organization, once the vaccine is developed,

WHO extends travel restrictions for Pakistan due to poliovirus

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to maintain a temporary travel ban on Pakistan due to the increasing number of polio cases. At the 25th meeting of the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulation Emergency Committee, the temporary

COVID-19’s airborne transmission unlikely to be driver of disease

SINGAPORE: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that airborne transmission of COVID-19 is unlikely to be a big driver of the disease. Professor Dale Fisher, who chairs the WHO’s Global Outbreak and Alert and Response Network (GOARN), said that

WHO creates automated WhatsApp number for COVID-19 information

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created an automated WhatsApp account to provide valuable and up-to-date information about the coronavirus. In this regard, WHO and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have partnered with WhatsApp company to set up a central

PSX continues bearish trend as KSE-100 index sinks 1,015 points

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed bearish trend today (Thursday) with the benchmark KSE-100 index plunged by 1,105 points around noon. PSX mostly witnessed bearish trend throughout the week, especially on Monday, when the KSEe-100 saw its biggest single-day decline

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel from Pakistan, other countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel of citizens and residents and halted flights with Pakistan and other countries amid coronavirus fear, state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The decision came after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll rises to six in US

The United States has confirmed its six deaths from novel coronavirus as the deadly virus took root in country’s Pacific Northwest. A Heath officer for the Seattle and King Country Public Health agency, Dr.Jeff Duchin, announced the rise in fatalities

Lives at risk from surge in measles: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters): According to World Health Organization (WHO), measles cases worldwide has increased threefold this year compared to last year. According to the World Health Organization, measles cases have been present in every region of the world except the United

Global battle against malaria stalled: WHO

GENEVA (AFP): The UN health agency warned in a report published on Friday that the global battle against malaria has slowed down and requires massive investment as well as political leadership. Director of the World Health Organization’s malaria programme, Pedro