High virus transmission rates across the continent were "deeply worrying, particularly in the light of low vaccination uptake in priority populations in a number of countries."
Fu Cong, a Foreign Ministry director general, said at a briefing for foreign journalists on Wednesday that 'scapegoating China cannot whitewash the US.'
On the use of drugs like Remdesivir, HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid treatment, she said as of now, there is no evidence that HCQ or Ivermectin have any role to play in reducing mortality or morbidity.
The scientists said none of the very first documented cases -- or excessive deaths within the first week of emerging -- were located near the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Several countries including the United States, Israel, as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.
The experts also will provide guidance on critical issues regarding the potential emergence of other viruses capable of triggering outbreaks, such as MERS and Ebola.
More than 7.3 million cases, including more than 186,000 deaths, have been confirmed across the continent and health systems are straining to provide medical oxygen and other care.
The country's childhood immunisation programme, Dr Singh said India has also expanded the use of Pneumococcal vaccine despite the ongoing pandemic.
The WHO said the search for the pandemic's origins “should not be an exercise in attributing blame, finger-pointing or political point-scoring.”
When WHO released its dense report on its mission to Wuhan, the U.N. health agency concluded that a leak of the virus from the lab was 'extremely unlikely' to have caused COVID-19.
The WHO assessment for approving Covaxin has been deferred by a month. It has now said it will take a decision on including it in the emergency use list by September.
Mandaviya meets WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, discusses health body's approval for Covaxin
All documents required for EUL have been submitted by Bharat Biotech for COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to the World Health Organization.
Two-wheeler dispatches from the OEMs to dealerships declined by 2 per cent to 12,53,937 units in July, compared to 12,81,354 units in the year-ago period.
Indian researchers have yet to share any advanced research about the vaccine, which has been authorised and used in India.
WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said the case, first reported late Monday, amounts to the first in West Africa