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‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’
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‘9 million children at risk to contract pneumonia’

BARCELONA: According to a new analysis found, boosting efforts to fight pneumonia could avert nearly 9 million child deaths from pneumonia and other major diseases. This was featured ahead of the first-ever global forum on childhood pneumonia in Barcelona According to Johns Hopkins University, scaling up pneumonia treatment and prevention services could save the lives…

Race Against Time: China built hospital in just 10 days
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Race Against Time: China built hospital in just 10 days

The gigantic coronavirus hospital that China constructed in just 10 days has opened its doors to patients. Huoshenshan Hospital located on the outskirts of Wuhan, where the deadly virus was first originated. The hospital welcomed its first patients at 10 a.m. at the 645,00-square-foot facility, according to state media. No information was provided about how…

Coronavirus Myths: WHO finally clears the air
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Coronavirus Myths: WHO finally clears the air

WASHINGTON: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently urged people across the globe to avoid untested medicines and herbs that were being offered with claims that they can cure the novel coronavirus. Referring to various supposed cures and medicines being offered across the globe, particularly on the internet, a WHO advisory reminded the general public that…

Coronavirus: WHO declared a Global Health Emergency
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Coronavirus: WHO declared a Global Health Emergency

The UN health agency recently declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China – a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros…

China imposed travel restrictions as death toll hits 56
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China imposed travel restrictions as death toll hits 56

WUHAN: In a recent press conference, Top China Officials announced to expand drastic travel restrictions to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000. Meanwhile the US, France and Japan has prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak’s epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province…

Coronavirus ‘not yet’ a global health emergency, says WHO
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Coronavirus ‘not yet’ a global health emergency, says WHO

BEIJING: The officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed that the new coronavirus was not a global health emergency just yet, though the virus has reportedly affected hundreds of people globally. According to a China local newspaper, the briefing came after the WHO Emergency Committee spent a second day discussing the topic. However,…

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