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Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

03 Aug 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

03 Aug 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. | Video

Swiss court convicts banker for turning blind eye to 1MDB funds

31 Jul 2020

ZURICH A Swiss court has convicted a banker for failing to sound the alarm over millions of dollars linked to scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

Clariant says happy with ownership, weathering COVID hit

30 Jul 2020

ZURICH Clariant Chairman Hariolf Kottmann is happy with the Swiss speciality chemical maker's shareholder structure, he said on Thursday, playing down a report the company could seek to dilute the control of Saudi investors.

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home: WHO

27 Jul 2020

GENEVA Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. | Video

First Swiss deal with Iran via humanitarian channel has gone through - Swiss govt

27 Jul 2020

ZURICH A Swiss pharmaceutical company has completed the first transaction under a new humanitarian trade channel with Iran, the government in Bern said on Monday.

South Africa outbreak should be wake-up call for continent - WHO

20 Jul 2020

GENEVA South Africa's growing COVID-19 epidemic should be an alert to the rest of the continent to strengthen disease surveillance, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Almost a third of COVID-19 samples show mutation, but not worse disease - WHO

03 Jul 2020

GENEVA Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation, but there is no evidence this has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official said on Friday.

Almost a third of COVID-19 samples show mutation, but not worse disease - WHO

03 Jul 2020

GENEVA Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation, but there is no evidence this has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Almost a third of COVID-19 samples show mutation, but not worse disease - WHO

03 Jul 2020

GENEVA, July 3 Almost 30% of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown signs of mutation, but there is no evidence this has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official said on Friday.

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