Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 22 April 2020

Originally broadcast live on 22 April 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, 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

  • ‘We’ve been thrown under the bus’: Pub boss reacts to 10pm curfew | Coronavirus
  • China pledges to achieve CO2 emissions peak before 2030, carbon neutrality by 2060, Xi says
  • US surpasses 200,000 coronavirus deaths
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  • Donald Trump accuses China of withholding coronavirus information from world at UN General Assembly
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