WHO says airborne Covid transmission a concern but droplets appear dominant
Friday, 10 July 2020 Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the Covid-19 pandemic at the WHO, said on Friday that airborne transmission of the new coronavirus had always been a concern but that droplets appeared to be the most common infection route.
The World Health Organisation has 'acknowledged emerging evidence' that there may be airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus. WHO's Technical Lead on Infection Prevention and Control, Benedetta Allegranzi, said that the organisation has to be 'open to the evidence' and understand its...
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the stage at the foundation-laying of the new Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya. He called the shrine being built a 'modern symbol' of Indian culture. He compared the precautions to be taken amid the Covid-19 pandemic to the 'maryada' supposedly personified by the Hindu god. Watch the video for his full speech.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was not invited for foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple. Speaking on it, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "It is appropriate if less number of people have been invited there (in Ayodhya), in the wake of COVID-19. Today official function is being held but there is no ban on anyone's visit to Ayodhya. We'll go there later again." Ram Temple foundation stone laying ceremony in Ayodhya is held on August 5.
US leaders have struggled to enforce social gathering rules and mask mandates. This is difficult as residents push for a return to normal life amid a rampant spread of coronavirus. But while people may be tired of the pandemic, there's still a long way to go. "We need to remain focused, strong. We need to accept that this is challenging, but (move) towards something positive and fight this pandemic together." WHO's COVID-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove.
Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday (June 10) that asymptomatic transmission of the novel coronavirus can occur but more research was needed before drawing conclusions.
Growing concerns about the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 has U.S. companies worried the precautions they are planning for workplaces are not enough. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Indian Council of Medical Research, DG Balram Bhargava informed that there might be a possibility that COVID-19 might have some airborne transmission. He said, "COVID-19 is a droplet infection. There..
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