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    • Trump threatens withholding funds from WHO

      Trump threatens withholding funds from WHO

      President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters he was "going to put a very powerful hold on" funding to WHO, the UN body whose biggest funding source is the United States.

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    • WHO to launch Covid-19 tips app for Android, iOS

      WHO to launch Covid-19 tips app for Android, iOS

      As we face this time of crisis together, one of the most important things we can do - aside from washing your hands and maintaining social distance - is combat misinformation with the truth. To that end, the World Health Organisation is preparing to launch an official Android, iOS and Web app for news, tips, alerts, and more to keep you informed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    • In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

      In the hope of a coronavirus treatment

      An antiviral originally designed to tackle Ebola. An anti-malarial treatment dating back to World War II. A drug combo already used against HIV. A molecule involved in regulating inflammation in the body tested on marmosets. You might ask what all of these drugs have in common? Well, according to the World Health Organisation, these compounds have the highest likelihood of working against Covid-19. Thus, they are all on focus on WHO's megatrial, called SOLIDARITY. 

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    • WHO chief: Covid-19 pandemic 'accelerating'

      WHO chief: Covid-19 pandemic 'accelerating'

      The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly "accelerating", the World Health Organisation warned Monday, but said it was still possible to change its trajectory by going on the attack. The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide, according to official data.

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    • WHO launches global trial of the most promising coronavirus treatments

      WHO launches global trial of the most promising coronavirus treatments

      A drug combo already used against HIV. A malaria treatment first tested during World War II. A new antiviral whose promise against Ebola last year. These are the most promising drugs poised to testing by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in attempt to tackle the Covid-19 contagion. The global test called Solidarity is poised to start this week with many thousands of patients in dozens of countries.

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    • WHO: Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic

      WHO: Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic

      In a press conference Wednesday in Geneva, the World Health Organization officially called the novel coronavirus that has swept the world, infecting more than 120,000 people in more than 100 countries, a pandemic. It is the first time the head of the UN's top health body characterises the outbreak this way, in a warning against rising global spread and severity of the potentially deadly respiratory ailment.

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