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KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned governments of countries in the Western Pacific region, which includes Malaysia, to prepare for multiple surges of Covid-19 cases before a vaccine is ready – estimated to be available by the end of next year.
GENEVA/MANILA (Reuters) - Nations that hoard possible COVID-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday, issuing a last-ditch call for countries to join a global vaccine pact.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The World Health Organisation (WHO) is coordinating with the Chinese authorities to hold a proper assessment on a new strain of the H1N1 swine flu that was reportedly spreading among pig farm workers in that country.
SEVERAL countries have already eased, or are mulling over the easing of, stringent measures they put in place to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as they see a slowdown in the number of infections.
BRUSSELS (China Daily/ANN): Scientists, governments and the World Health Organization have rebutted the notion that the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 originated in a Wuhan lab.
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Asia-Pacific countries should not neglect other health services amid the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday (April 21), noting that the region could face a new crisis if other diseases went unmanaged.
MANILA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for the Western Pacific on Tuesday (April 21) urged countries to be more cautious in lifting Covid-19 lockdowns, warning of a resurgence of infections if current restrictions are relaxed too soon.
MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnam is staying on top of its coronavirus infections as a result of strong leadership by the government and cooperation among its people in helping to contain the spread, the World Health Organization's regional chief said on Tuesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - Singapore is facing a very challenging situation to tackle a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, but has the healthcare system and risk management capacity to handle it, the World Health Organization's regional chief said on Tuesday.