The Philippines is finally seeing a steady supply of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi Alliance-led COVAX facility.Two million doses are expected every month, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Monday night… Read More
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ANKARA – Over 1.11 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered around the world by the start of May, according to figures from the online resource Our World in Data.With 253.46 million jabs, China is the country where the greatest number of vaccine shots have been given to date.It… Read More
While the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise, World Health Organization (WHO) Philippine Representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe emphasizes that the Philippines is not the only country experiencing this. Dr. Abeyasignhe also adds that even developed countries like the USA and France deal with an increase in COVID-19 cases as well.
Malacañang on Thursday congratulated Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for being elected as chair of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Western Pacific.In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duque’s accomplishment showed… Read More
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised to “very high” the international risk of the novel coronavirus, as the number of people infected zoomed up to 83,000 in nearly 60 countries.
“We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in Geneva, Switzerland on February 29 .
The new virus first emerged in China’s central city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019. The death toll from the coronavirus in mainland China was at 2,788 as of Friday, February 28, 2020.
“We do not see evidence as yet that the virus is spreading freely in communities. As long as that’s the case, we still have a chance of containing this virus,” he said.
“The key to containing this virus is to break the chain of transmission,” he said, emphasizing the importance of individuals taking precautions to stop contagion.
“Our greatest enemy is not the virus itself, it’s fear, rumors and stigma and our greatest assets are facts, reason and solidarity,” he said.
Tedros also said more than 20 vaccines were in development globally and several treatments were in clinical trials with results expected “in a few weeks.”