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    WHO says fabric masks work against new coronavirus variants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:27am on January 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday that it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric facemasks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way...

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    More time needed to be certain about origin of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:56am on January 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the COVID-19 pandemic started in China...

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    New variant of coronavirus detected in eight European countries

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / TASS . Stockholm | Updated at 01:42pm on December 26, 2020

    The new strain of novel coronavirus, known as VOC-202012/01, has already been detected in eight European countries, WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said...

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    Muslims concerned over halal status of coronavirus vaccine

    United News of Bangladesh / AP . Jakarta, Indonesia | Updated at 12:35pm on December 20, 2020

    In October, Indonesian diplomats and Muslim clerics stepped off a plane in China. While the diplomats were there to finalise deals to ensure millions of doses reached Indonesian citizens, the clerics had a much different concern: Whether the COVID-19 vaccine was permissible for use under Islamic law...

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    WHO chief urges people to be careful about Christmas plans

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:10pm on December 12, 2020

    The World Health Organisation warned on Friday that Christmas celebrations could turn to tears if people failed to keep up their guard against COVID-19 during the festive season...

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    Mysterious disease thrives in India amid coronavirus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse . Bangalore, India | Updated at 06:05pm on December 08, 2020

    Hundreds of people have been treated for mystery illness in a southern Indian town, with one doctor ruling out ‘mass hysteria’ at a time nerves are already frayed because of the coronavirus...

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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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    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...