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WHO pauses hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

UNTV News   •   May 26, 2020

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Hydroxychloroquine has been touted...

IATF approves Phl participation in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Maris Federez   •   May 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Upon the recommendation of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has approved the proposed...

WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day, cases near five million

UNTV News   •   May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday (May 20) for the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations emerge from lockdown. The...

WHO chief to review its pandemic handling, vows transparency

UNTV News   •   May 19, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday (May 18) that an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China...

WHO says novel coronavirus is likely to stay

UNTV News   •   May 14, 2020

Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that it is hard to predict when the pandemic will be over, but the novel coronvirus may never go away....

WHO warns against using “herd immunity” to combat COVID-19

UNTV News   •   May 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned against the use of herd immunity to combat COVID-19, calling it a dangerous concept in the absence of an effective vaccine and...

WHO says “slow, steady” lifting of lockdowns is key

UNTV News   •   May 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday (May 11) that “extreme vigilance” was needed as countries begin to exit from lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the new...

WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases

UNTV News   •   May 6, 2020

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday (May 5) a report that COVID-19 had emerged in December in France, sooner than previously thought, was “not surprising,” and urged countries to...

COVID-19 pandemic far from over: WHO chief

UNTV News   •   April 28, 2020

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday warned that the COVID-19 is far from over. “As lockdowns in Europe ease with declining numbers of...

WHO warns of long road ahead with COVID-19

UNTV News   •   April 23, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday warned there is a long road to go and COVID-19 will be with us for a long time. Although some...

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