• WHO suspends clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    The World Health Organization has suspended a clinical trial of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment. It has cited safety concerns. US President Donald Trump said recently he was taking the drug but has since stopped. The WHO and health …..

  • Why is Donald Trump criticising the WHO now?

    Chinese state media have criticised Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding to the World Health Organization. The Global Times called it a “move against humanity” orchestrated to distract from the US president’s mismanagement of the pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu …..

  • Who’s to blame, Trump or the WHO? I Inside Story

    It will disappear one day like a miracle. That’s how U.S. President Donald Trump described the coronavirus crisis in the early days. And he went on for weeks assuring Americans: ‘We have it totally under control’. But now the U.S. …..

  • WHO declares coronavirus a global pandemic

    The World Health Organization has labelled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and is calling for "urgent and aggressive action". COVID-19 has spread to at least 114 countries, with the US declaring a ban on flights from the European Union. Al …..

  • WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

    The World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic, with more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. “We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We …..

  • Pakistani medical student in quarantine in Wuhan

    Johns Hopkins University in the United States is tracking the coronavirus outbreak around the world, based on WHO figures, and infection numbers released by governments. The big red circles over China, and the epicentre of the outbreak – Wuhan, indicate …..