Tag: WHO
Health 22.07.21 | 11:13

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic will leave long-term mark on mental health

The coronavirus pandemic will likely have long-term affects on mental health worldwide, the European offices of the World Health Organization (WHO) warn in a new report released early on Thursday, dpa reported. The psychic scars left by the pandemic stem both from infections and fear of infection, but...

World 03.02.21 | 10:31

WHO experts visit Wuhan lab in search for coronavirus origins

World Health Organization (WHO) experts visited a research centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Sunday as part of their probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Wuhan is where the virus was first thought to have crossed over from animals to humans, although China has disputed this. It soon...

World 16.12.20 | 19:43

WHO urges families to wear masks at holiday gatherings

The World Health Organization in Europe warned Wednesday of a “further resurgence” of Covid-19 in early 2021, as it urged families to wear face masks during this year’s Christmas gatherings, AFP reported. The UN health organisation said in a statement that while some “fragile...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 12:44

WHO urges governments not to use quarantine as main strategy to control the spread of COVID-19

A special adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments not to use quarantine as the main strategy to control the spread of COVID-19 and warned about the increase in poverty as a result of the restrictions. At the World Health Organization we do not advocate quarantines as the main...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 14:20

WHO: Worrying coronavirus trends in the Balkans

Worrying trends of coronavirus infection are emerging in southern Europe and in the Balkan region, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said on Wednesday. While certainly in western Europe the disease has come under control, we still have some worrying trends in...

Macedonia 25.06.20 | 17:03

WHO expert warns Macedonia to stop relaxing the coronavirus restrictions, reminds that the situation is serious

World Health Organization representative Fabio Scano warned Macedonia against relaxing the measures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and said that the situation in the country is serious. Scano’s visit to the country coincided with a major scandal as healthcare official Arben...

World 22.06.20 | 11:09

WHO: Record daily increase of global Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Sunday an increase of 183,020 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, a global daily record. Total global cases were over 8.7 million and at least 461,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to a daily report. The previous record for new cases in a day was 181,232 on June...

World 19.06.20 | 23:28

WHO chief: World is in a ‘new and dangerous’ pandemic phase

The global daily tally of new coronavirus cases has hit a new record of more than 150,000, UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic is accelerating. Almost half of the new infections that were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday were...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 10:02

WHO refutes Zaev’s claims

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday, Reuters reported. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak,...

World 18.05.20 | 09:51

WHO warns of a second coronavirus wave in the winter

The World Health Organization fears that a second wave of the coronavirus can hit this winter and warned countries to begin preparing their healthcare systems. In an interview with the Telegraph, doctor Hans Kluge, head of WHO for Europe, drew comparisons with the Spanish flu a century ago which was...

World 20.04.20 | 21:25

WHO chief says worst on coronavirus pandemic yet to come

The chief of the World Health Organization warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, even as some countries gingerly started to ease restrictions, VOA reported. “Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “Let’s...

World 15.04.20 | 09:14

Trump says US will halt WHO funding during coronavirus pandemic

US President Donald Trump announced he was halting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, and accused the world body of failing in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. He said US taxpayers provide between 400 and 500 million dollars a year to the organization. However, it...

World 21.03.20 | 12:16

WHO chief warns world youth is ‘not invincible’ to coronavirus

Young people around the world must face the reality that the novel coronavirus attacks them in large numbers, not only older generations, UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. You are not invincible. This virus could put you in hospital for weeks or even kill you, the World Health...

World 11.03.20 | 21:39

WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

The global coronavirus outbreak has now reached the level of a global pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declares. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the...

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