Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 04 May 2020

Originally broadcast live on 04 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

  • Petrol station worker on ‘unprecedented’ fuel panic buying
  • Two teams of federal investigators are at the scene of deadly Amtrak train derailment in Montana
  • Canadian Green Party’s Annamie Paul steps down as leader | LIVE
  • Vaccine inequality slows global pandemic fight | COVID-19 Special
  • Delta Forces Some States to Prepare to Ration Medical Care: CDC
  • 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

  • Swiss voters back same-sex marriage – BBC News
  • Switzerland and San Marino approve landmark progressive changes | The World
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