WHO recommends lifting Covid-19 lockdowns in two-week stages

KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Countries that ease restrictions imposed to fight the spread of Covid-19 should wait at least two weeks to evaluate the impact of such changes before easing again, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday, according to a Reuters report.

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Trump halts US funding to WHO

KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic while his administration reviews its response to the global crisis, Reuters reported today.

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WHO labels coronavirus a 'pandemic'

KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The World Health Organization called the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on Wednesday, issuing a grim warning that the global spread and severity of the illness was due to "alarming levels of inaction", AFP reported late yesterday.

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