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    Pandemic antibiotics use will cause more deaths: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:44am on June 02, 2020

    Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World...

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    ‘Disinfection tunnel’ harmful: WHO

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:15am on May 31, 2020

    The aggressive marketing and selling of ‘disinfection tunnel’ to sanitise individuals against the COVID-19 virus are continuing without approval from the authorities concerned. The World...

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    Global toll rises to 364,362

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:35am on May 30, 2020

    US president Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll...

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    WHO launches foundation to improve finance condition

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34pm on May 28, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Wednesday launched a new foundation for private donations, as the United States president Donald Trump threatened to pull the plug...

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    WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 08:49am on May 26, 2020

    The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president's handling of the...

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    South America ‘a new epicentre’ of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse .Geneva | Updated at 11:38am on May 23, 2020

    South America has become ‘a new epicentre’ of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, following a surge in the number of...

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    Global toll rises to 3.19 lakh

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:45am on May 19, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 318,517 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Calls for reform, vaccine for all as landmark WHO meeting opens

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:08am on May 19, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Monday kicked off its first-ever virtual assembly, with countries calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for...

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    Spraying disinfectants can be harmful: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:45am on May 17, 2020

    Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health...

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    US-China quarrel clouds WHO meet on pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:42am on May 16, 2020

    As the World Health Organisation prepares to host its main annual meeting next week, fears abound that US-China tensions could hamper the strong action needed...