Emmanuel Macron, President of France address during the High Level Welcome to WHA73

His Excellency, President Emmanuel Macron, President of France, address during the High Level Welcome to the 73rd World Health Assembly.

“Only if we join forces will we beat this COVID-19 pandemic. We need a strong WHO and WHO is us: Member States.”

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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  • In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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    4 Recent Items: Emmanuel Macron

  • 2 million people internally displaced: How to stabilize Africa’s Sahel region? | DW News
  • France mulls ‘vaccine passports’ for the age of post-Covid travel
  • G5 Sahel summit: Macron, regional leaders discuss jihadist insurgency
  • G5 Sahel summit: France to meet regional leaders as it mulls troop drawdown
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

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