Clinical trials of different drugs to treat coronavirus patients in process: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the clinical trials of different drugs to treat COVID-19 patients are in process.
Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while talking to media in Geneva in a latest press conference, said the interim result of these trails are expected within the two weeks.
Speaking on the occasion, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program said there was no proven vaccine against the disease as yet, while 18 such possible vaccines were being tested on humans.
World Health Organization officials defended their response to the virus and regretted the worldwide shortage of protective equipments during the pandemic.
COVID-19 affecting global security, warns UN chief
The United Nations has warned that COVID-19 is affecting peace and security worldwide.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while addressing a virtual meeting of the Security Council said that tensions are rising as a result of the severe socioeconomic fallout of the pandemic.
He noted that protection of health care workers and humanitarian volunteers, helping the virus affectees, is our collective responsibility.
He urged the Security Council to play its part in protecting the millions of people in more than 100 conflict zones worldwide.