Posted on Mon 1 Mar 2021, 08:27 PM

It is unrealistic to think that the world will be done with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the WHO said Monday.

The World Health Organization’s emergencies director Michael Ryan said it might be possible to take the sting of tragedy out of the coronavirus crisis by reducing hospitalisations and deaths.

But the virus remains very much in control, he added, especially given that global new case numbers increased this week after seven consecutive weeks of decline.

Posted on Sun 14 Feb 2021, 07:46 PM

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Africa, has expressed concern over the report of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea.

Ms Moeti, on her personal twitter account @MoetiTshidi on Sunday, was reacting to the report by the Guinea’s Ministry of Health on the resurgence of Ebola in the country.

The Guinea’s Health of Ministry had reported that four people died of Ebola in a resurgence of the disease that first emerged five years ago.

Posted on Sun 14 Feb 2021, 12:29 PM

The United States and a WHO expert demanded more data from Beijing on Saturday about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, after a WHO mission to China struggled to make headway.

A team of World Health Organization experts and Chinese counterparts visited key sites around the city of Wuhan, where Covid cases were first detected, but said they had not been able to shed light on the nature of early transmissions.

US national security advisor Jake Sullivan said his country had “deep concerns” about the early findings of the investigation.

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