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Wednesday, July 15, 2020



UK economy posts weak May rebound; China trade picks up: How global economies are faring amid Covid

July 14, 2020 9:05 pm

Global economies continue to contract due to the pandemic, with economies like the UK, Singapore, US witnessing a sharp downward trend. 

WHO lauds BMC’s efforts to check Covid transmission in Dharavi

July 12, 2020 12:57 am

Calling it a team effort, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, G-North ward (Dadar, Dharavi), Kiran Dighavkar, said, “Proactive screening and timely isolation (of patients and suspected cases) helped us to contain the virus.” Dighavkar said the fever camps and screening in Dharavi will continue.

WHO believes 'unknown pneumonia' in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19

July 11, 2020 3:59 pm

Kazakh authorities have reported more than 10,000 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week and just under 50,000 cases and 264 deaths as of Tuesday.

WHO chief praises efforts to control Covid-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi slum

July 11, 2020 2:01 pm

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were many examples from around the world that have shown that even if the outbreak is very intense, it can still be brought back under control.

Explained: Coronavirus can be airborne indoors, the WHO confirms. Now what?

July 14, 2020 8:05 am

In the brief, the WHO has formally acknowledged the possibility that the novel coronavirus can remain in the air in crowded indoor spaces, where “short-range aerosol transmission… cannot be ruled out”.

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

July 10, 2020 10:00 am

WHO has long dismissed the possibility that the coronavirus is spread in the air except for certain risky medical procedures, such as when patients are first put on breathing machines.

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

July 08, 2020 10:42 pm

Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

July 08, 2020 7:40 pm

Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move was another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts.

WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

July 07, 2020 9:48 am

The WHO says SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground.

WHO’s new Covid-19 awareness ad featuring Mr Bean is a hit online

June 25, 2020 12:06 pm

In collaboration with Project Everyone and Tiger Aspect Productions, the announcement titled, “Mr Bean's Essential COVID-19 Checklist” acts as a simple yet essential to-do list during the pandemic.


As coronavirus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

January 23, 2020 7:38 am

According to WHO, the situation is evolving and preliminary investigations suggest link to the sea food market.