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World short of six million nurses, WHO says

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along [...]
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WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus

WHO opens door to broader use of masks to limit spread of coronavirus

04-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:25 AM

The World Health Organization on Friday (April 3) said that medical masks should be prioritised for health workers, but it opened the door to greater public use of homemade [...]
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WHO message to youth on coronavirus: ‘You are not invincible’

21-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:41 AM

Coronavirus can sicken or kill young people as well and they must also avoid mingling and spreading it to older and more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization said [...]
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New coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days: study

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The novel coronavirus can survive on some surfaces for days or in the air for several hours, according to a US-government funded study published Tuesday. Scientists found [...]
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People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to coronavirus, China study finds

19-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

People with blood type A may be more vulnerable to infection by the new coronavirus, while those with type O seem more resistant, according to a preliminary study of patients [...]
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Banknotes may be spreading coronavirus, World Health Organization warns

04-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance UK | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised people to use contactless technology instead of cash as banknotes may be spreading coronavirus. The infectious COVID-19 virus [...]
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‘Seriously peopleSTOP BUYING MASKS!’: Surgeon general says they won’t protect from coronavirus

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:02 AM

The surgeon general has a message for people who want to run out and stockpile masks to combat the coronavirus don’t. “Seriously peopleSTOP BUYING MASKS!” [...]
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WHO urges stocking up on ventilators to combat virus

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization on Sunday urged all countries to prepare for caring for patients severely sickened by the deadly new coronavirus by stocking up on ventilators. [...]
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Coronavirus updates: WHO increases risk to ‘very high,’ tells governments to ‘wake up’

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | USAToday | 10:18 AM

The World Health Organization on Friday increased its coronavirus risk assessment to “very high” as cases outside of China continue to increase. But officials [...]
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WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Experts from the World Health Organization have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities [...]
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Coronavirus: WHO says response to call for $675 million in funding to battle outbreak is falling short

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization on Thursday chided the international community for not stepping up enough to finance the battle to contain the novel coronavirus that has shut [...]
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WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:38 AM

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the [...]
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WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

A World Health Organization-led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of [...]
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WHO names deadly virus from China as ‘COVID-19′

WHO names deadly virus from China as ‘COVID-19′

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The UN health agency on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19″ will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a “very [...]
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Coronavirus: expert warns infection could reach 60pct of world’s population

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The novel coronavirus epidemic could spread to two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health [...]
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