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Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Beggar-thy-neighbor practices don’t help with global epidemic control

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By Zhong Sheng After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly advised against travel or trade restrictions and...
An ambulance drives on the street of Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2020. Xiaogan witnessed a snowfall on Saturday as people around the city still fight in the battle against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

WHO experts travel to Wuhan for COVID-19 investigation

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Some members of the China-World Health Organization (WHO) joint expert team traveled to Wuhan Saturday to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Health Commission...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO warns window of opportunity to contain global spread of COVID-19 narrowing

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that the window of opportunity to contain wider worldwide spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is narrowing, urging...
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Ethiopian assured Ghanaian passenger of safety

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The Management of Ethiopian Airlines has re-assured its Ghanaian clients that it has stepped up passenger screening and aircraft disinfection process at the Addis...
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Global experts, institutions disfavor imposing travel restrictions on China amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Global experts have argued against imposing travel restrictions on China during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), saying such measures are groundless,...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO voices concern over stigma, profiling of people affected by COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all to show solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, and avoid any stigma or profiling...
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Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus held in Geneva

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By Zhang Penghui The Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus was convened in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 11 and 12. Co-organized by the World Health...

Mass evacuation of Ghanaians not an option yet – MOH

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) says it is constantly doing risk assessment of the Convid-19 situation and will take appropriate action including, evacuating Ghanaians...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

COVID-19: official name for disease caused by novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the illness caused by the latest novel coronavirus as COVID-19. ...
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WHO announces Ebola outbreak in DRC still international emergency

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak which started in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still...

WHO details tips on how to wear surgical mask

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has offered the following advice on when and how to use a surgical mask properly amid the novel coronavirus...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO gives official name for novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the latest novel coronavirus as being Covid-19, which stands for coronavirus disease...

WHO details protective tips against novel coronavirus

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Amid global efforts to tackle the novel coronavirus epidemic, the World Health Organization has offered the following advice on basic protective measures. ...
Local residents hold a vigil to express solidarity with China in the efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Solidarity indispensable to win anti-epidemic battle

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by Xinhua writer Guo Yage At a time when more people worldwide are joining China's anti-epidemic battle, some U.S. politicians have chosen...
On February 6, in Shou’an Town, Pujiang County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, a convoy full of donated materials set off for Wuhan. (Photo by Yu Lingfang / People’s Daily Online)

China deserves praise, not ill will, for efforts to curtail spread of coronavirus

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By Mao Junxiang The novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, has become the focus of international attention. The World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Duapa Africa calls for cooperation in fighting coronavirus

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Duapa Africa, a social enterprise in China, has called for urgent global effort backed by solidarity and honesty to...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO to accelerate research, innovation against novel coronavirus outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a global research and innovation forum next week to mobilize international efforts to combat the novel coronavirus,...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories, misinformation on novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has commissioned a rapid response team from an Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories and misinformation around the novel...
Photo taken on Feb. 2, 2020 shows policemen, medical staff and volunteers take passengers' body temperature and check identity information to prevent and control epidemic at the exit of a railway station in Changzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, where the passenger traffic increased gradually. Chen Wei/People’s Daily Online

WHO doesn’t recommend, and opposes restrictions for travel, trade or other measures against China

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By Zhang Penghui The World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t recommend, and actually opposes any restrictions for travel and trade or other measures against China, WHO...

Taiwan authority’s attempt to use epidemic to seek “independence” will never succeed

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The attempt by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority to use the novel coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to seek "Taiwan independence" will never...
Photo shows the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo by Wang Wei/People’s Daily)

WHO says new hospitals in China’s Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said here Wednesday that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is...
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Fear grips residents in Western Region over coronavirus

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Residents in the Western Region,especially those around the Ghana– La Cote d’Ivoire border and the ‘galamsey’ prone areas have expressed fear over the outbreak...

NGO to establish Cancer Registry in Ghana

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The African Cancer Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called for support to establish a Ghana National Population-Based Cancer Registry (GPCR) to enhance...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Time for global solidarity to battle viral outbreak

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The emergence of a previously unknown pathogen has taken a heavy toll on China. Since its unexpected outbreak in a densely populated city, the...
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Cancer: A Marauding Beast on the Loose

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Cancer has become a global burden and has taken massive resources within the last decade with no significant improvement. As at the end of...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO advises public on novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released information and advice recently to the public regarding the novel coronavirus epidemic, which has struck China, particularly its...
Belief in witchcraft is common in many African communities. Pictured here are smoking pipes retrieved from a shrine in Kibuli, Kampala.

Who is Afraid of Witches on Campuses?

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On January 30 2020, University of Ibadan Campus Humanists and Freethinkers held a talk on the theme: Who is afraid of witches on campuses?...
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Crude oil prices head for large monthly loss

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Both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery and Brent crude for March delivery fell during the week, heading for big monthly loss on...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Novel coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern...
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WHO publishes clinical care guidance for suspected novel coronavirus cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) published on Tuesday interim clinical care guidance for hospitalized patients and for mildly ill patients at home who are...