Young people at low virus risk, more study needed: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Tuesday that due to the devastating consequences on children, youth, and societies, closure of schools should be a last resort, temporary and only at a local level in intense transmission areas, Anadolu Agency reports.
Kazakh health minister elected as Chair of WHO Regional Office for Europe’s 70th session NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The 70th session of the WHO Regional Office for Europe has begun its work online which for the first time elected Kazakhstani Health Minister Alexei Tsoi as its chair, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry.
WHO reports record one-day increase in coronavirus cases across the globe MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has amounted to 28,637,952, increasing by 307,930 in the past 24 hours, a record one-day increase, the World Health Organization reported on Sunday, TASS reports.
Global leaders pledge ‘quantum leap’ towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, medicines and vaccines, that will be available for anyone, anywhere, who needs them, WAM reports.
Roundup: WHO warns no vaccine until mid-2021, Hungary, Austria boost measures GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organisation on Friday warned that there will not be mass vaccinations against the new coronavirus until the middle of next year, as Hungary closed its borders to all but three neighboring countries despite criticism from the European Commission, while Austria adjusted its regional tracing and containment restrictions.
Uncontrolled lifting of COVID-19 restrictions ‘recipe for disaster’ - WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries against lifting the restrictions introduced to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic too quickly. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated during a briefing in Geneva that uncontrolled lifting of measures is a «recipe for disaster.»
Pandemic puts 100 million tourism jobs at risk: UN report MADRID. KAZINFORM The United Nations presented on Tuesday their report: 'Tourism and Covid-19', which predicts that up to 100 million jobs could be lost within the tourism sector as a result of the pandemic, and could lead to a 2.8 per cent drop in gross domestic product (GDP).
World Humanitarian Day 2020: A tribute to aid workers on the front lines GENEVA. KAZINFORM Today, World Humanitarian Day, the world honours all humanitarians – many working in their own communities – who are going to extraordinary lengths in extraordinary times to help women, men and children whose lives are upended by crises and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO sends medical equipment to Almaty ALMATY- KAZINFORM - 200 oxygen concentrators have been delivered to the Almaty airport. The oxygen concentrators were donated from the World Health Organization and funded by the European Union in response to the COVID-19 virus in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.
WHO extends state of emergency over coronavirus pandemic GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended its emergency of international concern over the coronavirus pandemic for another three months, the WHO Emergency Committee said Saturday, following its meeting on July 31 that took place in Geneva.