Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, has criticised the leaders of countries where ‘mixed messages’ have led to a breakdown in trust over measures to limit the spread of Covid-19. Tedros said there would be no return to the old normal ‘for the foreseeable future’, adding: ‘there are no short cuts out of this pandemic’.
Coronavirus live: ‘no return to normal for foreseeable future,’ says WHO; Latin America deaths pass US and Canada
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.