Tags : CoronavirusPandemic

WHO seeks $1.96 billion for 2021 Strategic Plan for COVID-19

GENEVA, 19th February 2021– The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking nearly $2 billion to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for COVID-19 response which, was launched on Thursday in Geneva. The strategy follows the initial plan last year that outlined the path countries should take to suppress transmission of the new […]...Read More

UAE announces 3,310 new COVID-19 cases, 3,368 recoveries, 17 deaths

9th February, 2021 The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 165,796 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and […]...Read More

The 17,000km journey of the COVID19 vaccine to India’s rural

Reena Jani rose early, finished her chores in the crisp January cold and walked uphill to the road skirting her remote tribal hamlet of Pendajam in eastern India. Riding pillion on a neighbour’s motorcycle for 40 minutes through hillsides dotted with paddy fields, the 34-year-old tribal health worker headed for the Mathalput Community Health Centre. […]...Read More

Corona pass the mark of 100 million globally

The number of people infected with the new Coronavirus worldwide exceeded 100 million today, Wednesday, according to a Reuters count. The statistics showed that about 1.3 percent of the world’s population was infected with the virus, while more than 2.1 million died from the disease. The countries most affected by the pandemic, which are the […]...Read More

The rising Q for the Biden court: National lockdown or

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic. For now, it’s a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Donald Trump, Biden has devoted most of his public remarks to encouraging […]...Read More

Sniffer dogs at work in Helsinki airport, sweat samples to

Dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa airport this week, authorities said, in a pilot project running alongside more usual testing at the airport. The dogs’ efficiency has not been proven in comparative scientific studies so passengers who volunteer to be tested and are suspected as carrying the […]...Read More