WHO reports another record-breaking COVID-19 increase

By Helene Fung The World Health Organisation reported another record increase of 292,527 COVID-19 cases globally within a 24 hour period on Friday (local time), up more than 8,000 cases compared to the previous record. The global COVID-19 death toll rose by 6,812 on Friday (local time). Average death toll has been 5,200 a day…

WHO updates guidance to encourage use of face masks

By Helene Fung The World Health Organisation updated their guidance on the use of face masks on Friday (local time) during the COVID-19 pandemic, changing their position on who should use masks, when it should be worn and what it should be made of. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a virtual news conference…