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People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concer
Can you get coronavirus from your smartphone?

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting “high-touch” surfaces including phones, tables, doorknobs, light switches, tablets, and more.

18/07/2020
Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus att
WHO chief: Even intense COVID-19 outbreaks can be brought under control

Italy, Spain, South Korea and India are an example for countries where the outbreak of the virus was intense, yet they still managed to contain it.

US sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

A total of nine US states - Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin - also reached records for single-day infections.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Sheba Medical Center team at the Coronavirus isolation ward of Sheba Medical Center unit, in Ramat G
Coronavirus creates scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

"WHO's slow motion on this issue is unfortunately slowing the control of the pandemic."

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
New WHO guidance calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

The WHO acknowledged that some outbreak reports related to indoor crowded spaces have suggested the possibility of aerosol transmission

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
WHO recognizes 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19

"The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings - especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described, cannot be ruled out."

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
COVID trials halted for hydroxychloroquine after failure to reduce death

WHO said the decision to halt the trials does not affect other studies where the drugs are used for non-hospitalized patients or as a prophylaxis.

By REUTERS
04/07/2020
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