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    World won’t vanquish virus this year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:55am on March 02, 2021

    It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation warned...

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    WHO says one-fourth of population to have hearing problem by 2050

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:15am on March 02, 2021

    One in four of the world’s population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday, calling for extra investment...

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    COVID-19 deaths in Africa jump 40pc in one month: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Brazzaville | Updated at 10:06pm on February 12, 2021

    Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa surged by 40 per cent over the last month, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, as the continent’s toll approaches...

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    WHO finds no answers in COVID-19 probe

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 11:08pm on February 09, 2021

    A joint WHO and China team probing the origins of COVID-19 wrapped up Tuesday without providing any insights into the origins of the pandemic,  as...

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    Coronavirus talks with Chinese scientists very frank: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:05pm on February 04, 2021

    World Health Organisation inspectors had ‘very frank’ discussions with Chinese scientists about the source of the pandemic, including theories it leaked from a laboratory, the...

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    WHO team visits Wuhan lab as world pins hopes on vaccines

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 11:38pm on February 03, 2021

    World Health Organisation experts on Wednesday inspected a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan that some US officials said could have been the source of the coronavirus,...

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    Dubai forms alliance to distribute vaccines

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on February 03, 2021

    Dubai on Sunday launched Vaccine Logistics Alliance to speed up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world through Dubai. The alliance would support World Health...

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    WHO expert says China mission going ‘very well’

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 10:45pm on February 02, 2021

    The World Health Organisation mission probing the origins of COVID-19 in China was going ‘very well’, one of its members said Tuesday, as the team...

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    WHO experts probe ground-zero China market

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 10:42pm on January 31, 2021

    WHO experts on Sunday visited the market in central China linked to the first known COVID-19 cluster, seeking clues about the beginning of the pandemic...

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    Vaccine distinction between rich, poor nations getting worse: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05pm on January 26, 2021

    The COVID-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organisation warned on Monday, insisting the failure to...