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Jun 01, 2021

Jun 01, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination in Brazil

WHO OKs Sinovac COVID vaccine, simplifies variant naming

WHO advisors have approved emergency listing for China's two-dose vaccine.

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021
COVID vaccine worker in Somalia

Africa sounds urgent call for COVID-19 vaccine doses

Also, Japanese officials are mulling extending the state of emergency for much of the country.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Hot spot COVID activity flares as global cases drop; Biden orders fresh probe into virus source

Four of the five countries with the most cases last week were in the Americas.

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021
Tedros on big screen

World Health Assembly kicks off with pandemic issues at fore

India's COVID-19 deaths are still at record highs, with black fungus cases rising.

Dec 29, 2020

Dec 29, 2020
UK alert

Variant virus gains bigger foothold in UK as cases surge

In other developments, Australia and Japan reported cases involving the South African SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Dec 28, 2020

Dec 28, 2020
travel ban

Multiple countries report UK SARS-CoV-2 variant cases

As cases soar in both the UK and South Africa, scientists are scrambling to detail variant virus characteristics.

Jul 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020
Nursing home

Global COVID-19 total surges past 17 million

The WHO releases a new resource aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread in nursing homes.

Jul 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
Spain beach police

Pandemic total speeds past 16 million

WHO officials stressed that even intense transmission countries can turn their outbreaks around with leadership, consistent messaging, and key measures.

Jul 13, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
Masked bus passenger

WHO warns of worse pandemic without detailed national plans

With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

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