China’s COVID epicentre shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

China’s COVID epicentre shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

Southern manufacturing hub fighting worst COVID-19 flare-up Cases double in Zhengzhou, production base for Apple supplier Chinese stocks, currency slip over virus fears BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases surged in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities, official data showed on Tuesday, with the global manufacturing hub becoming China’s latest COVID1-9 epicentre and testing … Read more

WHO: ‘Concerned’ about Ebola spread as latest eight cases not contacts of others infected

WHO: ‘Concerned’ about Ebola spread as latest eight cases not contacts of others infected

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The eight most recent Ebola cases reported during the outbreak in Uganda have no known links with current patients, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, raising concerns over the spread of the deadly disease. In a briefing, the WHO said initial investigations into the cases by Uganda’s Ministry of … Read more

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

India tests samples of cough syrup linked to deaths of children in Gambia

Cough syrup made by India’s Maiden Pharma linked to 66 deaths Maiden says trying to find out from Gambia buyer what happened Maiden says not selling any product in India currently India health ministry seeks details from WHO NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – India said it is testing samples of cough syrups produced by … Read more

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 14 (Reuters) – The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We … Read more

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures; Chengdu extends lockdown

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures; Chengdu extends lockdown

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs at a nucleic acid testing site at the Software Park in Nanshan district, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 2, 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – China’s southern tech hub of … Read more

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease. The U.S. tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, almost all of the cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re prepared … Read more

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

China approves Genuine Biotech’s HIV drug for COVID patients

BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) – China on Monday gave conditional approval to domestic firm Genuine Biotech’s Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China’s potential pivoting from its “dynamic COVID … Read more

WHO condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in rare vote, rejects Moscow’s counter-proposal

WHO condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in rare vote, rejects Moscow’s counter-proposal

First resolution condemns Russia’s aggression Russia responds in diplomatic tit-for-tat China backs Moscow in both WHO votes WHO reports 235 healthcare attacks in Ukraine GENEVA, May 26 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization assembly passed a motion on Thursday condemning the regional health emergency triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rejected a rival resolution … Read more

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

GENEVA, May 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen … Read more

WHO to hold emergency meeting on monkeypox on Friday -sources

WHO to hold emergency meeting on monkeypox on Friday -sources

A logo is pictured at the World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss monkeypox on Friday, … Read more