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No end in sight to COVID crisis, and its impact will last for ‘decades to come’

The committee convened by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. Sustained ef...


Young people ‘not invincible’ in COVID-19 pandemic: WHO chief

Evidence suggests that the spike in cases in some countries is partly due to younger people “letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer”, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursda...


COVID-19 is not seasonal, cautions WHO, as ‘first wave’ continues

“The season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus”, said Dr. Margaret Harris, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson, highlighting many people’s “fixed” belief to the contrary. “Wha...


We must all accept hard choices if we’re to beat COVID-19, urges WHO

That’s the message on Monday from the World Health Organization, (WHO), whose head of emergencies, Dr Mike Ryan, likened fighting COVID-19 to using specialised tools for surgery, to ensure better outcomes for p...


COVID-19 provides opportunity to resolve conflicts, address weaknesses across Arab region: UN chief

António Guterres has released a policy brief outlining four sets of priorities to help these countries build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline. “The COVID-19 ...


COVID-19: No return to ‘old normal’, says UN health chief, as cases top 15 million

Most cases, or 10 million, were in just 10 countries, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for nearly half. On Thursday afternoon, the US passed the milestone of four million infections. Life-and...


New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information for global COVID-19 response

Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic...


You may not be in as bad a position as you think says Vinayak Mahtani, bnbme

The world is in chaos, with the biggest and most influential economies falling. Arguably, the sector that has taken the hardest hit are hospitality and travel. If you are a small business owner, you need to rem...


Three waves of disruption to the traditional workplace say Pat Wadors, Chris Bedi

As this first chapter comes to a close, we are beginning the transition into the next normal. Chapter two of the journey, is no longer work from home, but work from anywhere. This opens the door to opportunitie...


IATA May survey finds 85% air travellers biggest concern is being quarantined

The International Air Transport Association, IATA, released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel. The indust...