Q&A on Coronavirus – COVID-19 with WHO’s Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

Recorded version of the live Q&A #askWHO with Dr Maria Van Kerkhove and Dr Margaret Harris on COVID-19 from 26 February 2020, WHO Headquarters, Geneva

WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

you can learn more here:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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.

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