AU chair Ramaphosa reaffirms support for WHO amid Covid-19 pandemic, Trump attack

2020-04-09 08:44

As the world continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, the African Union has reaffirmed its support for the World Health Organisation, calling for solidarity and unity of purpose to overcome this 'common enemy'.

WHO warns of 'dramatic evolution' of virus in Africa

2020-03-27 19:12

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa has warned the continent faces a "dramatic evolution" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

2020-03-21 11:03

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organisation warned young people they were "not invincible".

Grim milestone: With 3 405 deaths, Italy records more coronavirus fatalities than China

2020-03-19 20:35

Italy passed a grim milestone on Thursday when it overtook China as the country with most reported deaths from the new coronavirus sweeping the planet.

'Enemy against humanity', WHO brands the coronavirus, as 200 000 infected

2020-03-18 22:07

The head of the World Health Organization says the new coronavirus was an "enemy against humanity", as the number of people infected in the pandemic soared past 200,000.

WHO calls for bolder actions, as coronavirus continues to spread

2020-03-18 11:20

The World Health Organization's regional chief for Europe has called for the "boldest actions" to fight the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the continent.

Coronavirus in SA | Timeline of Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks

2020-03-15 06:32

With 38 positive cases of Covid-19 in South Africa, the past two weeks have seen South Africans gripped by Covid-19.

Coronavirus tax relief | WHO pandemic: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-12 08:02

Virus prompts Trump financial relief | What the WHO pandemic declaration means; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

What is the difference between Covid-19 and coronavirus?

2020-03-03 15:44

Are Covid-19 and coronavirus the same thing, or is there a difference between these two names?

WHO says world in uncharted territory as US virus toll rises

2020-03-03 12:42

The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China, but surged abroad with the US death toll rising to six.

 

'Chronic' global shortage of coronavirus protective gear: WHO

2020-03-28 11:19

A dire lack of protective gear for health workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most pressing threats in the fight to prevent deaths, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Are those living with HIV more vulnerable to Covid-19? We do not know, says WHO

2020-03-26 22:21

The WHO in Africa is of the view that HIV needs to be taken into account when various governments across implement their interventions to minimise the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Recovery of people in Wuhan gives hope to rest of world - WHO

2020-03-20 22:48

The World Health Organisation says the Chinese epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic.

Coronavirus | SA will lock down if necessary, says WHO rep

2020-03-19 17:39

World Health Organisation representative to South Africa, Owen Kaluwa said he was confident that government appreciated the seriousness of Covid-19 and would introduce precautions to address the challenge if and when they became appropriate.

Coronavirus in SA: Measures put in place to protect state employees and the public

2020-03-18 20:59

The Department of Public Service and Administration called for government departments to ensure all necessary precautions are in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus among public servants as well as the citizens interfacing with government at frontline service delivery points.

Coronavirus: Why 'test, test, test' is easier said than done

2020-03-18 05:38

Money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus inaction: Could world leaders have blood on their hands?

2020-03-14 18:48

Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding explains why he ranks collective global efforts to stop coronavirus as B-minus, C-plus.

No touching? What does romance look like in the time of the coronavirus

2020-03-11 05:54

Coronavirus panic may be sweeping the globe, seeing people wear masks and self-isolating - but at such a time, are love and dating also on hold?

Coronavirus: What you need to know about symptoms and risks

2020-03-03 12:58

Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle a new coronavirus that originated in China's Wuhan city.

China coronavirus cases rise, Australia registers first fatality as Trump urges calm after US death

2020-03-01 14:15

China has reported a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, as US President Donald Trump urged calm after the first death on US soil, and Australia registered its first fatality.

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