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Omicron: WHO Warns World Should Be Wide Awake

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the emergence of the highly mutated omicron variant underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.

100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

WHO Chief Lauds India's Decision To Resume Export Of Covid-19 Vaccines

The Indian Government discontinued vaccine exports under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme when it was hit by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Disappointing To See Wealthier Nations Maintain Growing COVID-19 Vaccine Stockpiles: WHO Chief

Aug 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he was “really disappointed” with the scope of vaccine donations worldwide.

Tokyo Olympics: WHO Leader Says Coronavirus Risk Inevitable At The Games

The number of Games-linked COVID-19 cases in Japan this month was 79 on Wednesday, with more international athletes testing positive at home and unable to travel

30 May, 2021

WHO Says Smokers At 50% Higher Risk Of Developing Severe Disease, Death From Covid-19

Outlook Web Bureau

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's statement said smokers can develop cancer, heart diseases, and respiratory illnesses from the coronavirus.

15 May, 2021

Pandemic’s Second Year To Be ‘Far More Deadly’: WHO Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

India's Covid-19 situation remains hugely concerning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

27 April, 2021

Covid-19 Situation In India 'Beyond Heartbreaking': WHO Chief

Associated Press (AP)

WHO has redeployed more than 2,000 staff to support the country's response on the ground and is helping authorities with efforts including vaccination.

16 April, 2021

WHO Chief Calls Growth In Virus Cases ‘Worrying’

Associated Press (AP)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of new cases 'is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic.'

26 February, 2021

'Hope Other Nations Follow Your Example': WHO Chief Lauds India, PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, said that India's support in supplying its vaccines is helping over 60 countries to begin the vaccination process.

23 January, 2021

WHO Chief Ghebreyesus Thanks PM Modi For 'Continued Support To Covid-19 Response'

Outlook Web Bureau

In a tweet, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that we can defeat the virus only if we act together and thanked PM Modi for his continued support

18 January, 2021

Catastrophic Moral Failure: WHO Chief Condemns Vaccine Profiteering

Associated Press (AP)

'Vaccines are the shot in the arm we all need, literally and figuratively,' director-general Tedros said.

14 January, 2021

India Conveys 'Deep Displeasure' To WHO Chief Over Incorrect Map

Outlook Web Bureau

The WHO map currently shows the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in a shade different to the rest of the country.

06 January, 2021

A 'Misunderstanding': China on WHO's rebuke For Delaying Team To Probe Covid-19 Origin


China on Monday vehemently refuted the US charge that the novel coronavirus was leaked from a bio lab in the country

05 January, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine: Bill Gates, Global Leaders Laud India's Scientific Leadership


Global recognition poured in after PM Modi said the world's biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus was set to begin in the country.

27 December, 2020

Covid-19 Will Not Be The Last Pandemic: WHO Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

'Throwing money at outbreaks without focusing on long-term prevention is 'dangerously short-sighted', says director-general Tedros Adhanom

17 November, 2020

Covid Vaccine Will Not Be Enough To Stop Pandemic: WHO Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The WHO's figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 coronavirus cases were reported to the UN health agency, setting a new high water mark

12 November, 2020

'Dhanyawad, Modiji': WHO Chief Hails PM's Commitment To Covid Vaccine


The prime minister had a telephone conversation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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