Tobacco control regime needs stronger teeth

In order to comply with WHO FCTC Protocol on Elimination of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, ban on sale of duty-free export and import of tobacco and exclusive vendor licensing not only under existing laws but ‘as may be prescribed’ under COTPA as well is needed.

COVID-19 situation in India hugely concerning: WHO

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing that the organisation is helping India by providing thousands of oxygen concentrators, tents for mobile field hospitals, masks, and other medical supplies.