How has WHO responded to COVID-19

The World Health Organization has long warned of the potential of disease outbreaks and pandemics to threaten the health of people all over the world, and for the need for countries to be prepared to respond. And from capturing on 31 December 2019 the initial reporting of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, to now, WHO has been responding rapidly, working closely in solidarity with and in support of governments around the world, to help countries, communities and individuals fight what is today known as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

  • COVID-19 cases rise in 31 states | WNT
  • 12 new cases of Covid-19 in NZ, 10 from the same flight |
  • Woman gives birth while intubated for COVID-19 | WNT
  • ABC News Prime: Presidential debate disaster; COVID-19 resurgence; Safe havens for black families
  • Salesforce Aims to Improve Covid-19 Vaccine Management
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