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    WHO says ‘will do everything’ to find COVID-19 origins

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:18am on December 01, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 14,68,873 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 10:32am on November 30, 2020

    Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to...

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    Testing still critical tool against COVID-19: WHO chief

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:55am on November 28, 2020

    Tedros Adhanom Gheybreyesus, the head of the World Health Organisation on Friday said testing would still be a critical tool against COVID-19, even as vaccines were deployed against the disease...

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    AstraZeneca says its vaccine needs ‘additional study’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:12am on November 27, 2020

    The head of British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca said on Thursday further research was needed on its COVID-19 vaccine after questions emerged over the protection it...

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    COVID-19 vaccines finally at hand after year-long sprint

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:04am on November 26, 2020

    Less than a year after an unknown coronavirus that has claimed 1.4 million lives began spreading across the globe, a number of highly promising COVID-19...

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    Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 10:12am on November 26, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, warning that even before the crisis many...

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    India first priority for vaccine delivery: Serum

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:01am on November 24, 2020

    India will be given first priority for the delivery of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine after its British developers claimed success following mass testing, the world's largest...

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    Oxford vaccine 70pc effective at tackling coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:43pm on November 23, 2020

    A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has shown 70 per cent effectiveness in trials involved 23,000 people, they said in a statement on Monday...

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    Global leaders vow to fight antimicrobial resistance together

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:27am on November 21, 2020

    The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the World Organisation for Animal Health, and the World Health Organisation had launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance...

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    Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 07:48pm on November 20, 2020

    Pfizer and its partner BioNTech confirmed they will apply Friday for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first to do so in...