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WHO says wants to avoid 'punishing' coronavirus lockdowns

"What we want to try to avoid - and sometimes it's unavoidable and we accept that - but what we want to try and avoid is these massive lockdowns that are so punishing," said Ryan.

Coronavirus vaccine under development (illustrative)
Coronavirus vaccine may be available by end of 2020 - WHO head

"We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope."

COVID-19 crisis has had devastating impact on mental health services - WHO

Some 72% of countries reported disruptions in mental health services for vulnerable children and adolescents and some 61% for women requiring antenatal or postnatal services.

A woman reacts as a doctor wearing a protective glove takes a swab to test for coronavirus disease
WHO: Poorer countries to get 120 million $5 coronavirus tests

"This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have laboratory facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out tests."

A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
WHO, UNICEF sign to ensure universal health coverage in shadow of COVID-19

In the fight against COVID-19, universal healthcare has been found to be key to a strong response.

WHO to facilitate permits for Gaza medical patients

At issue had been a decision by the Palestinian Authority to halt is participation in the process, as a protest move against pending Israeli annexation plans.

A nurse holds China's SinoVac coronavirus potential vaccine for trials before administering it to a
WHO: We should see international COVID-19 vaccine rollout by mid-2021

"No vaccine is going to be mass-deployed until regulators are confident, governments are confident, and the WHO is confident it has met the minimum standard of safety and efficacy."

Ebola outbreak in western DR of the Congo reaches 100 cases - WHO

"The virus is spreading across a wide and rugged terrain which requires costly interventions."

WHO: Nations that hoard possible coronavirus vaccines deepen pandemic

The WHO has an Aug. 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the "COVAX Global Vaccines Facility." Tedros said he sent a letter to the WHO's 194 member states, urging participation.

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a n
Proportion of youth with coronavirus triples in five months - WHO

An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose to 15% from 4.5%.

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