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The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a reverse to the global progress against tuberculosis. The latest global TB report released by the WHO has noted that reallocation of human, financial and other resources has resulted in fewer TB case notifications. Read more here
Scientists from Oxford University have developed a rapid diagnostic test that detects and identifies viruses in less than 5 minutes.
Read more here
The WHO Health Ethics and Governance Unit invites proposals which address the ethics of COVID-19 public health preparedness and response. (Please note that we will also accept proposals that look beyond COVID-19 to focus on preparedness and response and research in public health emergencies more generally.) This call for proposals has been issued to support both the work of the Unit and PHEPREN (the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network), which is currently focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.
For further details and how to apply can be found here
Scientists have confirmed that a man in his 20s has been infected twice with coronavirus, the first re-infection recorded in the U.S. Read more here
Latest figures have shown that India's COVID-19 infections have passed 7 million the second highest in the world.
New studies have found that COVID-19 can survive on the surfaces of banknotes, phone screens for up to 28 days.
Although some have shown mild/no symptoms after catching COVID-19, there have been a proportion still struggling to overcome the long term effects.
According to statistics 1 in 10 people have been infected by the coronavirus
Us President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for COVID-19