AHEAD of the Christmas and New Year festivities which will witness an increase in social gatherings, the World Health Organisation has predicted a spike in COVID-19 cases. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said this during a webinar attended by select African journalists on Thursday. Moeti urged […]

The World Health Organisation says hoodlums, who took advantage of the #EndSARS protests, looted one of its offices in Nigeria, making away with Personal Protective Equipment and other items used in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The African Regional Director of WHO, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said this while […]

The coronavirus may never go away and populations will have to learn to live with it just as they have HIV, the World Health Organization has warned, as the global death toll from the disease nears 300,000. There were also gloomy forecasts from the US Federal Reserve, which said prolonged […]

The global death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic soared past the grim 200,000 milestone on Sunday, as the World Health Organization warned against “immunity passports” for recovered patients, seen as a possible tool for countries preparing to re-open their economies. The WHO opposes such “passports” because recovery from the […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reportedly called for suspension of all football matches until the end of next season, 2021. This is following the increasing cases of Coronavirus across the world. There are over two million confirmed cases recorded globally since Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. According to Italian […]

The World Health Organization, WHO, on Tuesday urged countries to apply caution in lifting COVID-19 lockdowns, warning of a resurgence of infections if current restrictions were relaxed too soon. Takeshi Kasai, WHO’s Regional Director for the Western Pacific, said this during an online media briefing in Manila, NAN reports. Kasai […]

WHO through a statement on Friday, debunked the myth, adding that COVID-19 was spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. “People can also be infected by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth or nose,” it said. WHO added that COVID-19 was spreading […]

The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned African countries to prepare for the worst as coronavirus cases increase in the continent. So far 233 cases of the deadly virus had been registered in sub-Saharan Africa which makes it the least-affected region in a global pandemic. But, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the decision was based on the recommendations of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). In a statement […]

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