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Vietnam's new COVID-19 hybrid variant 'replicating quickly'
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Vietnam's new COVID-19 hybrid variant 'replicating quickly'

Vietnam's 'very dangerous' new COVID-19 hybrid variant may be fuelling its worst outbreak so far as it is replicating quickly.

COVID-19: WHO renames coronavirus B.1.617.2 strain as 'Delta variant'
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COVID-19: WHO renames coronavirus B.1.617.2 strain as 'Delta variant'

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday renamed the B.1.617.2 variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, as the 'Delta variant'.

WHO confirms COVID-19 variant B.1.617 has three sub-lineages
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WHO confirms COVID-19 variant B.1.617 has three sub-lineages

COVID-19 variant B.1.617, which was first identified in India last year and has been classified as a variant of global concern, has three sub-lineages, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official informed on Wednesday.

High, upper-middle countries with 53 pc population received 83 pc world's vaccine: WHO chief
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High, upper-middle countries with 53 pc population received 83 pc world's vaccine: WHO chief

Highlighting the inequality in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu on Monday informed that High and upper-middle countries represent 53 per cent of the world's population but have received 83 per cent of the world's vaccine.

WHO Chief Scientist says India's COVID-19 figures worrying, calls for exercises to report actual figures
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WHO Chief Scientist says India's COVID-19 figures worrying, calls for exercises to report actual figures

As India is in the grasp of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday (local time) termed the rate of infections and deaths in the country as "worrying" and called on governments to boost exercises on reporting actual numbers.

WHO Chief Scientist says India's COVID-19 figures worrying, calls for exercises to report actual numbers
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WHO Chief Scientist says India's COVID-19 figures worrying, calls for exercises to report actual numbers

As India is in the grasp of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday (local time) termed the rate of infections and deaths in the country as "worrying" and called on governments to boost exercises on reporting actual numbers.

Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO
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Covid-19 caused more mass trauma than WW2: WHO

Geneva, March 6 World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass ...

UK COVID-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 39: WHO
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UK COVID-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 39: WHO

The UK COVID-19 variant has now spread to 82 countries and the South African strain to nearly 40, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, said on Monday.

UK COVID-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 39: WHO
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UK COVID-19 variant present in 82 countries, South African strain in 39: WHO

The UK COVID-19 variant has now spread to 82 countries and the South African strain to nearly 40, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, said on Monday.

WHO chief calls for 'immediate action' amid Covid-19 resurgence
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WHO chief calls for 'immediate action' amid Covid-19 resurgence

Geneva, Oct 24 The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was ...

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