WHO reports record weekly growth in coronavirus cases GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of coronavirus cases in the world increased over the past week by more than 2.4 mln, which is the highest weekly figure since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths increased by more than 36,000, which is roughly in line with the previous week, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief GENEVA. KAZINFORM A total of 184 countries and economies have now joined COVAX, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure effective and equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the WHO chief announced on Monday.
Remdesivir, 3 other drugs have no effect on COVID-19 patients: WHO TOKYO. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization has said that trial results show remdesivir and three other drugs administered to people infected with the novel coronavirus «have little or no effect» in terms of lowering the morality rate.
One stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds, according to first ever joint UN estimates GENEVA. KAZINFORM Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression.
Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease GENEVA. KAZINFORM Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September.
Young people at low virus risk, more study needed: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Tuesday that due to the devastating consequences on children, youth, and societies, closure of schools should be a last resort, temporary and only at a local level in intense transmission areas, Anadolu Agency reports.
Kazakh health minister elected as Chair of WHO Regional Office for Europe’s 70th session NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The 70th session of the WHO Regional Office for Europe has begun its work online which for the first time elected Kazakhstani Health Minister Alexei Tsoi as its chair, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry.
WHO reports record one-day increase in coronavirus cases across the globe MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has amounted to 28,637,952, increasing by 307,930 in the past 24 hours, a record one-day increase, the World Health Organization reported on Sunday, TASS reports.
Global leaders pledge ‘quantum leap’ towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, medicines and vaccines, that will be available for anyone, anywhere, who needs them, WAM reports.
Roundup: WHO warns no vaccine until mid-2021, Hungary, Austria boost measures GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organisation on Friday warned that there will not be mass vaccinations against the new coronavirus until the middle of next year, as Hungary closed its borders to all but three neighboring countries despite criticism from the European Commission, while Austria adjusted its regional tracing and containment restrictions.
Uncontrolled lifting of COVID-19 restrictions ‘recipe for disaster’ - WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries against lifting the restrictions introduced to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic too quickly. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated during a briefing in Geneva that uncontrolled lifting of measures is a «recipe for disaster.»
Pandemic puts 100 million tourism jobs at risk: UN report MADRID. KAZINFORM The United Nations presented on Tuesday their report: 'Tourism and Covid-19', which predicts that up to 100 million jobs could be lost within the tourism sector as a result of the pandemic, and could lead to a 2.8 per cent drop in gross domestic product (GDP).