World Health Organization

172 countries engaged in COVID-19 global vaccine facility, says WHO

WHO chief added that at present there are nine vaccines that are part of this portfolio which is constantly being reviewed and optimised to ensure access to the best possible range of products.


Aug 24, 2020, 17:33 PM IST

COVID-19 cannot be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans: Study

The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, provided the first experimental evidence on the capacity of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, to infect and be transmitted by mosquitoes.

Jul 19, 2020, 19:41 PM IST

China agrees to send WHO experts to Beijing to trace origin of COVID-19

The unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus was first reported on December 31, 2019, by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China.

Jul 08, 2020, 17:58 PM IST

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID-19 trials after failure to reduce death

The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first time in a single day. The United States accounted for 53,213 of the total 212,326 new cases recorded on Friday, the WHO said.

Jul 05, 2020, 09:09 AM IST

World Health Organization resumes trial of hydroxychloroquine drug

On the earlier decision of pausing the trials, the WHO DG said it was taken as a precaution while the safety data were reviewed.

Jun 03, 2020, 23:50 PM IST

WHO and other experts say no evidence of coronavirus COVID-19 losing potency

  World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

Jun 02, 2020, 08:09 AM IST

67 crore Indians may get coronavirus by end of 2020: Nimhans

Doctors at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (Nimhans) believed that after the Lockdown 4, COVID-19 cases will increase further and India will enter the phase of community transmission.

May 30, 2020, 01:57 AM IST

WHO chief pledges to increase funding and improve funding quality

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (May 20) said that the global health body increase its funding and also imporve the funding quality in order to expand its programs and provide support to the countries which are in need of help.

May 21, 2020, 06:09 AM IST

Coronavirus Lockdown: WB CM Mamata Banerjee explains 'Social Distancing'

Amid crisis, the world is battling against coronavirus, meanwhile, WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee explains Social Distancing by coming on the streets. She started making marks on the road to spread awareness among the people of the state.

Mar 26, 2020, 18:58 PM IST

WhatsApp launches coronavirus information site to prevent spread of rumours

WhatsApp has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to launch a coronavirus-related information center. 

Mar 18, 2020, 20:59 PM IST

Zee News salutes doctors, cleaners, nurses who are helping in fight against novel coronavirus

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the pandemic has spread across at least 155 countries. There are at least 114 active cases of the novel coronavirus in India right now. The Union Health Ministry has said that 13 people have recovered so far, but two have died. Zee News in this segment salutes all those warriors who are fighting against the deadly virus. Watch report:

Mar 16, 2020, 20:48 PM IST

Shaheen Bagh protestors refuse to stop protest after Delhi gov instructions

The ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in Delhi to stop coronavirus spread will also cover protests including the one against the amended citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on March 16. However, in the latest update, the Shaheen Bagh protestors will have refused to follow the order of the Delhi government

Mar 16, 2020, 19:54 PM IST

Follow these precautions while buying grocery, save yourself from coronavirus

The coronavirus cases are increasing in India but there is no need to panic. While going for grocery shopping you can follow the instructions shown in the video and save yourself from coming in contact with the virus.

Mar 16, 2020, 18:50 PM IST

2 years jail if you are found spreading coronavirus intentionally

Every individual who is safe from the novel coronavirus is that who is cautious and is taking precautions. The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 110. Zee News initiates a move to visit the hospital if you are feeling the symptoms of the deadly virus. Do not run from the fear of the quartine or the isolation period. Doing this you will not only put yourself in danger but also people around you.

Mar 16, 2020, 18:08 PM IST

Zee News awareness campaign: How to save yourself from Coronavirus

India has reported 75 positive cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, with authorities taking emergency measures to contain its spread like shutting down schools, colleges and cinema halls in the national capital and some other places. Zee News brings you an informative video on what are the symptoms and precautions of the novel coronavirus.

Mar 13, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

Postponing Olympics better than playing in empty stadiums: Donald Trump

Meanwhile, organisers of the Tokyo Games have said that the preparation for the July 24 Games will continue.

Mar 13, 2020, 10:28 AM IST

Taal Thok Ke Special Edition: Zee News will answer your coronavirus related questions

India has so far reported 73 cases of coronavirus across 11 states. The World Health Organisation has declared this virus a pandemic. Zee News in this special segment of Taal Thok Ke will answer some of your questions related to Covid-19.

Mar 12, 2020, 19:30 PM IST

Coronavirus Breaking: Biggest fall so far in Indian share market

Markets worldwide dropped drastically after the World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, heightening fears of a global economic recession. After witnessing one of the worst single day fall in recent times, benchmark indices closed nearly 8% lower in Thursday's bearish trade. The 30-share index BSE Sensex closed 2,919 points lower at 32,778, while 50-share index NSE Nifty ended 868 points lower at 9,590.

Mar 12, 2020, 16:50 PM IST

Coronavirus outbreak has pandemic potential, says WHO; toll in China reaches 2,788

The remarks came just hours before China`s National Health Commission announced on Friday that the toll in the mainland had increased to 2,788 with a total of 78,824 confirmed cases, Xinhua news agency reported.

Feb 28, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

Death toll increases to 2,592 in China as deadly coronavirus spreads globally

Other than China, South Korea is the biggest hotspot of the deadly coronavirus which has lead to worsening health conditions in the country.

Feb 24, 2020, 18:51 PM IST