Category: Health

WHO Says It Wants to Join China’s Probe Into COVID-19 Origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday it wants to take part in Beijing’s probe into the origins of COVID-19. “WHO would be keen to work with international partners and at the invitation of the Chinese government to participate in an investigation around the animal origins [of COVID-19]” WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told VOA in […]

Top US Health Official Discussed Fighting COVID-19 With Taiwanese Counterpart

WASHINGTON – The top health officials from the U.S. and Taiwan conducted a rare telephone conference on Monday to discuss working together to fight COVID-19 as well as expanding Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization.  U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, thanked Taiwan for its efforts to share resources and knowledge […]

US Health Officials Recognize 6 More Coronavirus Symptoms

U.S. health officials say that chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and the loss of smell or taste could also be signs of a coronavirus infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously cited fever, shortness of breath and a cough as possible symptoms of COVID-19. As scientists […]

ASEAN Summit in Vietnam Postponed Until end-June Over Coronavirus

HANOI – A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about coronavirus, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.Vietnamese Prime Minist…

Posted in Health March 19, 2020

On the Frontlines: Preventing Coronavirus in Cox’s Bazar

COVID-19 continues to sweep global news headlines, with updates each hour informing us of the latest number of reported cases and quarantine measures. Everywhere you turn, people are stocking up on essentials, working remotely, or even on lockdown. In …

Posted in Health March 17, 2020