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United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

Trump delayed COVID response Trump deliberately downplayed COVID-19 risks and delayed responses, claims upcoming book 

Recordings of Donald Trump’s telephone interview with journalist Bob Woodward reveal that he was aware of the deadly nature of the novel coronavirus infection in January itself but deliberately downplayed it in public until March  

COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

Cuban doctors leave for Azerbaijan Cuban doctors land in Azerbaijan to help fight COVID-19

Over 100 medical professionals from the Henry Reeve Brigade arrived in Azerbaijan on Monday. The brigade, founded by Fidel Castro in 2005, has worked in more than 25 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

COVID-19: Concerns Around Airborne Transmission

Prabir Purkayastha talks to Dr. Satyajit Rath on the concerns raised by scientists regarding COVID-19 being airborne. They also talk about why India’s strict lockdown failed to meet it goals

Polio rising in Afghanistan amid COVID Afghanistan records six more polio cases as vaccination drive grinds to a halt

The number of polio cases in Afghanistan has gone up to 11 even as the vaccination drive has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO has called on countries to not stop regular vaccination drives

WHO Malaria Warning In Africa, malaria deaths may double if preventive measures halted: WHO

WHO head for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, warned governments against ignoring other diseases, quoting a study stating that malaria deaths in Africa could double to close to 769,000 this year if preventive measures are not implemented on time

Germany COVID Package Germany announces fresh measures to safeguard workers amid lockdown

The relief package announced by the coalition government headed by chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday mainly provides respite to small businesses and low-income workers who are forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 lockdown

How the Chinese authorities and the WHO handled the Coronavirus

The attack on the Chinese government and the World Health Organization’s work on the novel coronavirus by the Trump administration is unfounded

OPEC+ production cut The OPEC+ deal on oil production: what are the implications?

Total global production of oil may go down by 15% with promises from some non-OPEC countries as well. However, this may not be sufficient to stop the fall in international oil prices

China lifts lockdown in Wuhan city after more than two months

Wuhan successfully fought against the COVID-19 emergency, with around 95% patients recovered and discharged. The city was in lockdown since January 23

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