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WHO: Pandemic Threatens to Increase Children Deaths

  THE number of deaths in children under five has dropped to its lowest point last year but now the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening to reverse decades of progress towards the elimination of child deaths says the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO in a media release issued on Tuesday stated that in 2019, there was […]Read More

WHO: 43% of Schools Don’t have Facilities to Wash Hands

  MILLIONS of children are at risk of contracting Covid-19 when school reopens, due to a lack of basic hand washing facilities. According to Al Jazeera, this warning was given by the World Health Organization (WHO). Last week, a joint report published by WHO and UNICEF, the UN’s children fund, showed that 43 % of […]Read More

WHO Sends Team To China to Find Origins of Coronavirus

  The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending a team to China to set up a probe into the origins of the coronavirus. According to the WHO website, this is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Al Jazeera reported that WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris made the revelation at a United Nations briefing […]Read More

CMO: Borders Remain Closed Once Neighbours’ Covid-19 Cases High

  TRINIDAD and Tobago will have to look at Covid-19 in neighbouing countries before opening its borders. This was the statement by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Roshan Parasram at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Monday. He said, “We have to judge if and when to reopen our borders based […]Read More

Caribbean Patients Could be Part of Trial Treatment for Covid-19

    PORT-OF-SPAIN – COVID-19 patients in the Caribbean could be a part of a World Health Organization (WHO)-designed trial to treat with the virus. This was revealed by Dean of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculty of Medicine Professor Terrence Seemungal at the virtual news conference on Wednesday morning. He said UWI at its campuses – in […]Read More

No Cure for Covid-19 Yet

  THERE is no evidence that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine can help in the treatment of Covid-19. Dr Naresh Nandram, Principal Medical Officer, Epidemiology and Dr Mark West, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex have reiterated what Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has said at previous virtual news conferences and also in Parliament. […]Read More

Coronavirus: US, Australia Close Borders to China Arrivals

  WHILE the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against travel restrictions, more countries have closed their borders to arrivals from China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The US and Australia said they would deny entry to all foreign visitors who had recently visited China, the BBC is reporting. Russia, Japan, Pakistan and […]Read More