Coronavirus: WHO delivers update on developments in Europe – watch live

The World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe Dr Hans Kluge holds briefing over latest developments COVID-19 crisis in Europe

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

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  • Harry and Meghan talk global COVID vaccination Live 🌎 BBC
  • Harry and Meghan talk global Covid vaccination @Global Citizen Live 🌎⁣⁣ BBC
  • High number of young South Australian women have their eggs frozen | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

  • Acute health needs in Afghanistan must be urgently addressed and health gains protected
  • W.H.O approves antibody treatment for some COVID-19 patients
  • WHO Director-General message for two year anniversary of the SDG3 Global Action Plan
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