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    Covid deaths much higher than reported, says WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:45pm on May 21, 2021

    Up to three times more people have died due to the pandemic than indicated by the officially reported Covid deaths, the World Health Organisation said...

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    Vaccines stop variants but overseas travel still not safe: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 12:12am on May 21, 2021

    Progress against the coronavirus pandemic remains ‘fragile’ and international travel should be avoided, a World Health Organisation director warned Thursday, while stressing that authorised vaccines...

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    WHO issues $7m emergency appeal for Gaza, West Bank

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 08:26pm on May 20, 2021

    The UN World Health Organisation issued an urgent appeal Thursday for $7 million to pay for a ‘comprehensive emergency response’ in the Palestinian territories amid...

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    New rape allegations mar DR Congo Ebola drive

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 11:11am on May 15, 2021

    Nearly two dozen women in DR Congo have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during an Ebola outbreak, adding to a...

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    Pandemic 2nd year set to be far more deadly: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 07:31pm on May 14, 2021

    The WHO said Friday that the Covid pandemic’s second year was on track to be its deadliest, as he urged rich countries to donate vaccines...

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    Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries: WHO

    Agence France-Presse  . Geneva | Updated at 02:04pm on May 12, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India’s explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries...

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    Variant among accelerators of India’s Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 08:18pm on May 09, 2021

    A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country’s explosive...

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    Bangladeshi doctor made WHO representative in Maldives

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:46pm on May 03, 2021

    Bangladeshi public health expert Nazneen Anwar has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organisation to the Maldives. The expert with more than...

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    India Covid crisis could happen anywhere: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 12:05am on April 30, 2021

    The World Health Organisation issued a stark warning to European nations Thursday, saying that relaxing Covid measures could spark a ‘perfect storm’ allowing cases to...

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    Indian variant of coronavirus detected in at least 17 countries

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:25am on April 28, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said Tuesday that a variant of Covid-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been...