"It's about safe sexual behaviour, good hygiene, regular hand washing - all these sorts of things will help to limit the transmission of this virus."
One Conservative MP said the government's new social distancing measures were part of a descent into 'hell'.
During a White House briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. could roll out vaccine boosters to Americans while also donating vaccines to other countries, calling the question of whether to do one or the other "a false choice."
The upheaval caused by the Taliban advance and seizure of power has slowed vaccinations, a WHO spokesperson said.
The Marburg virus has left one man dead in Guinea in what is believed to be the first outbreak in West Africa.
The who has called for a pandemic treaty to improve cooperation between nations in the case of any future pandemic.
The 'Nepal variant' has been blamed for the UK government's decision to remove Portugal from the travel 'green list'.
The WHO warned that despite declines in case numbers in some countries, the global picture is 'far more concerning'.
A group of 18 experts said the possibility needs to be explored until a rigorous data-led investigation proves it wrong.
WHO director general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said that public health measures and global vaccine equity would curb the deadly impacts of the disease.
The World Health Organization has highlighted the main issue facing the world in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Warnings of a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, began quietly in December 2019. Over the weeks and months that followed, more information about this new form of coronavirus spread across the globe. For many Americans, however, the reality of the pandemic did not set in until March 11, 2020, when a confluence of major developments converged to cause a major shift in our way of life. One year later, Yahoo News has compiled an oral history of the events that ushered in “the new normal.”
During a press conference on Monday, World Health Organization official Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove responded to a report about coronavirus cases at their Geneva headquarters. She said that 65 positive cases associated with staff there were reported since the start of the pandemic, and five cases in the last week.
The team of WHO experts visited Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, to probe the origins of the virus and how it spread.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the origins of the fresh outbreak are "uncertain".
Earlier this Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove of the World Health Organization caused great confusion — and some excitement — when she was quoted saying that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare.” A day later, following massive outcry from members of the scientific community, Van Kerkove walked back the assertion and explained that her statements had been taken out of context. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel sets the record straight and explains why this rare misstep from the WHO could have major consequences.