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WHO concludes global research and innovation forum on novel coronavirus

UNTV News   •   February 13, 2020

The Global Research and Innovation Forum held by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak concluded on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The two-day forum...

Coronavirus cases stabilize, but outbreak could go any way — WHO

UNTV News   •   February 13, 2020

SWITZERLAND (Reuters) — The number of cases of infection with the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in China has stabilized, but the apparent slowdown in the epidemic spread should be viewed with “extreme...

WHO launches global research forum against novel coronavirus pneumonia

UNTV News   •   February 12, 2020

A global research and innovation forum was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on Tuesday to mobilize international action in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Co-hosted...

WHO hopes to have vaccine for COVID-19 ready in 18 months

Marje Pelayo   •   February 12, 2020

GENEVA, Switzerland — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday (February 11) that it takes time to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus now named COVID-19. However, the...

WHO officially names deadly coronavirus Covid-19

Maris Federez   •   February 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the deadly novel coronavirus “Covid-19”. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters...

WHO begins two-day meeting with experts on novel coronavirus

UNTV News   •   February 11, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (February 11) began a two-day meeting aimed at accelerating research into drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines into the novel coronavirus amid growing concerns about...

WHO says too early to say coronavirus peaking in China

UNTV News   •   February 7, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday (February 6) it was too early to say that China’s coronavirus outbreak was peaking, but noted that Wednesday was the first day...

WHO convening experts on drugs, vaccines to set coronavirus research agenda

UNTV News   •   February 6, 2020

Hundreds of experts will meet in Geneva next Tuesday (February 11) and Wednesday (February 12) to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the...

WHO says death rate of novel coronavirus now going down

Robie de Guzman   •   February 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said that the death rate of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases is now “going down.” During a Senate hearing on the...

WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat China virus

UNTV News   •   February 4, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday (February 3) there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” in trying to...

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