Live: WHO holds COVID-19 briefing

Representatives of the World Health Organization hold a briefing in Geneva concerning the #coronavirus pandemic. #WHO

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

  • Klain: Vaccine Distribution Plan Did Not Exist ‘When We Came Into the White House’ | Meet The Press
  • Biden’s Two challenges: Covid and Congress | Meet The Press | NBC News
  • Foreign affairs minister says he would not rule out using the Emergencies Act to limit travel
  • Rare London snowfall brings joy during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Violation of lockdown | Orthodox Jews clash with police in Israel
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

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