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Jul 09, 2020

Jul 09, 2020
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Global COVID-19 total tops 12 million; WHO weighs in on airborne spread

The WHO posts a brief on transmission and launches a review panel.

Jun 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

Jun 17, 2020

Jun 17, 2020
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WHO halts malaria drug study, eyes steroid for COVID-19

"We need more therapeutics that can be used to tackle the virus."

Jun 09, 2020

Jun 09, 2020
Health worker with face shield in Brazil

WHO clarifies evolving assessment of asymptomatic COVID-19 spread

Anywhere from 6% to 40% of the population may be infected but not have symptoms, a WHO officials says.

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
Sewing masks in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5.7 million, Brazil surge continues

Brazil's surge shows no sign of slowing, with more than 20,000 new cases.

May 05, 2020

May 05, 2020
Kenya market place

As exponential COVID-19 spread hits parts of Africa, WHO issues advisory on traditional medicines

Cases rose 41% in Africa last week, and transmission is widespread in 7 countries. Lesotho is the only nation that hasn't reported a case.

Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020
Masked shopper

World's COVID-19 total tops 3 million cases

WHO officials are concerned about increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and some Asian countries.

Apr 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020
Florida swab

US COVID-19 total tops 700,000; cases spike in Russia, parts of Asia

New testing studies reveal more about spread in some US communities, and overseas, cases rose steadily in many countries, especially Russia and Japan.

Apr 13, 2020

Apr 13, 2020
UK coronavirus billboard

WHO urges nations to go slowly in easing COVID-19 steps

"Control measures must be lifted slowly and with control. It cannot happen all at once."

Apr 09, 2020

Apr 09, 2020
Two meters social distance

Nations eye COVID-19 lockdown extensions as global cases rise

Global cases reach 1,579,690, including 94,567 deaths.

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