WHO Launches Review of Covid-19 Pandemic Response

Jul.09 — The World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the agency named leaders of an independent panel to review its response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has been criticized by the U.S. He spoke in a meeting with member-states Thursday. (Excerpts)

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Cooler spring weather in Canada could mean longer-lasting tulips this year
  • COVID-19: Travel traffic light system halts holidays
  • Under-40s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine | ITV News
  • ‘India is a horrifying preview,’ says Red Cross as Nepal’s Covid-19 cases rise
  • South Africa buries its Zulu queen | Eye on Africa – France 24
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