Dr Tedros remarks at the COVID-19 press conference 29 June 2020

“We all want COVID-19 to be over. We all want to get on with our lives.

But the hard reality is: this is not even close to being over.

We will need even greater stores of resilience, patience, humility and generosity in the months ahead. This is a time for renewing our commitment to empowering communities, suppressing transmission, saving lives, accelerating research and political leadership”- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

“We have already lost so much – but we cannot lose hope.

View the entire press conference here: https://youtu.be/EA7GcFVwtjM

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)

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