Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000

COVID-19 death toll worldwide has surpassed 700,000, reaching 701,754 as of Thursday, according to the latest number from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Daily Times gathered. Globally, 18,575,326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the WHO. The U.S. and Brazil remain the top two in both confirmed cases and deaths, with 4,728,239 cases…

Ortom swears in new Commissioner for Health

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery especially at the…

COVID-19 vaccines now in phase 3 clinical trials – WHO

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), says a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials to prevent COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical… Ghebreyesus made this known at a virtual news conference on Monday at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva. The director-general said: “We…

Coronavirus: WHO warns pandemic will be lengthy

World Health Organization (WHO) says coronavirus pandemic is likely to be “lengthy” and warns of risk of “response fatigue”. .The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee “highlighted the anticipated…

Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic WHO warns

Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. The committee “highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic”, the WHO said in a statement,…