With the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc in India, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Friday that he is very concerned about the fast-growing caseloads in the country.
India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker, to meet domestic demand as infections rise, two sources told Reuters.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between rich and poor countries will prolong the pandemic.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 4) alleged major vote fraud, saying “frankly we did win this election”, despite incomplete results from several battleground states that could determine the outcome of the US presidential race.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief has self-quarantined after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus. He informed about this late Sunday, but stressed he had no symptoms.
European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency’s numerous shortcomings.