#CoronaVirusFacts Alliance: a database to fight Covid-19 misinformation

#CoronaVirusFacts Alliance unites more than 100 fact-checkers around the world to fight what The World Health Organization now classifies as an infodemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow … Read more #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance: a database to fight Covid-19 misinformation

Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal

An anti-malaria drug is being given to patients with COVID-19 in Senegal. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque has more from the capital, Dakar. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal

Some countries make wearing surgical masks mandatory

There is a global debate about whether everyone should wear surgical masks while in public. The World Health Organization says only those who are showing symptoms or caring for coronavirus patients should wear them. But some countries have already made it mandatory. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Some countries make wearing surgical masks mandatory

WHO Warns Governments Against `Knee-Jerk’ Policies

Apr.02 — The World Health Organization warned countries battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic not to change their policies every single day. “We need to be very careful not to knee jerk,” Mike Ryan, the head of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said at a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

Covid-19 Is a `Real Threat’ to Everyone on the Planet, WHO Says

Apr.02 — The World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus can be a deadly disease for people in their thirties, forties and fifties and that everybody has a role to play to limit its spread. “Covid-19 is a real threat to everyone on the planet,” Maria Van Kerkhove, a WHO epidemiologist, said at a news … Read more Covid-19 Is a `Real Threat’ to Everyone on the Planet, WHO Says

Health for All Film Festival official selection announcement

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on 25 March 2020 the official selection and jury composition of the inaugural Health for All Film Festival. In an extraordinary demonstration of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the first ever Health for All Film Festival organized by the World Health Organization, has attracted … Read more Health for All Film Festival official selection announcement

UK death toll rises by 381 – as government faces pressure over testing

“Test, test, test”. That was the World Health Organization advice. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But although the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England at one point today said they were up to testing 12,700 people – in fact, the official figures say it was 8,240. That still falls far behind testing in other countries and way short … Read more UK death toll rises by 381 – as government faces pressure over testing

Can the United States control its coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

The World Health Organization has warned the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic could shift to the United States. Although Italy, Spain and China have higher death tolls, the U.S. now has nearly 165,000 infections – more than anywhere else in the world. A U.S. naval ship with 1,000 hospital beds has arrived in New York … Read more Can the United States control its coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

European Nations Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions

Mar.31 — The virus could be approaching its peak in Europe. The World Health Organization said there are signs of some stabilization in Europe’s outbreak as hardest-hit Italy reported the smallest number of new cases in almost two weeks. A number of other European nations are moving toward tighter restrictions. Spain is announcing further curbs … Read more European Nations Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions

WHO calls on Asia-Pacific countries to stay vigilant in pandemic fight

The World Health Organization is calling on Asia-Pacific countries to stay vigilant in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The warning comes amid further travel restrictions in Japan, and another surge of infections in Singapore. Nearly 1,000 people in the city-state now have the virus. Al Jazeera’s Floreance Looi reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more WHO calls on Asia-Pacific countries to stay vigilant in pandemic fight