Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 01 May 2020

Originally broadcast live on 01 MAY 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme.

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

  • Hong Kong: Joshua Wong sentenced to 10 more months – Tiananmen vigil to be restricted? | DW News
  • Holly Has Had her Vaccine! But Phillip is Disappointed he Didn’t Get a Badge | This Morning
  • G7 meeting talks take aim at Russia and China | 9 News Australia
  • Restrictions return to Greater Sydney after positive case | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • NZ suspends NSW travel bubble after new COVID case, diplomatic tensions with China | The Drum
  • In This Story: Switzerland

    Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

    2 Recent Items: Switzerland

  • Boats line up on Lake Geneva for art project
  • Scientists awaken ‘ghosts’ in Parkinson’s patients
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