South America a new COVID epicentre, Africa reaches 100,000 cases

South America a new COVID epicenter Africa reaches 100,000 cases WHO says

WHO leader refuses to be invested until 'several conditions' are met

The leader of the World Health Organisation will not allow an investigation into his handling of the coronavirus to begin until "several conditions" of the pandemic had been met.

According to Bain, the proposal to include Taiwan will be discussed by the WHO's General Committee, which would make recommendations for the next assembly session.

He noted that the government of Brazil has approved the "broader" use of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which U.S. President Donald Trump has said he is now taking to defend against infection from Covid-19.

He has also echoed U.S. President Donald Trump in pushing to use hydroxychloroquine as a treatment, despite studies showing a higher risk of death in patients who take it.

"The pandemic has taught and informed many lessons", he added.

The latest figures from World Health Organization come amid an increase in testing throughout the globe along with a relaxation in lockdown rules in numerous countries from Europe to the United States, as well as middle and low-income economies such as Brazil, India and Indonesia, as pressure grows to reopen businesses and restore economies.

The resolution, tabled by the European Union and accepted by consensus, calls for, "at the earliest appropriate moment", an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" of the WHO-coordinated global health response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"It assigns responsibilities for both the World Health Organization and its member states, and captures the comprehensive whole of government and whole of society approach we have been calling for since the beginning of the outbreak", he said.

Questions are being raised by some countries, including the United States, about whether WHO's warning system for alerting the world to outbreaks is adequate, and suggesting that member states might need to "reassess" its role in providing travel advice to countries. "We want accountability more than anyone". The world has learnt that bad, yet valuable lesson from the Spanish Flu, AIDS, Ebola, SARS, MERS, H1N1, and the Influenza virus.

"The draft resolution proposes to initiate at the appropriate moment an evaluation rather than to launch an 'independent worldwide review, '" Zhao said.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and the country's Minister for Health Greg Hunt hailed the adoption of the "landmark resolution".

Russia's confirmed Covid-19 cases have also crept up over the past couple of weeks.

TheWorld Health Organisation has advised countries that COVID-19 vaccines should be classified as a global public good.

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