‘We don’t hide anything’: WHO chief defends organization’s handling of Covid-19

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that it sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus right from the very start and had hidden nothing from Washington about the deadly pandemic.

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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

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  • WHO to consider two Chinese vaccines next week
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  • UK doctors call for cut to Pfizer vaccination gap
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Taiwan denounces incursion of air defence zone by Chinese fighter jets, bombers
  • ‘America is back and we have big expectations’: EU Commission VP Vera Jourova
  • Thousands across Russia rally for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny
  • Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home for two days in city’s first Covid-19 lockdown
  • Russia arrests dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin rallies across country
  • Covid-19: A turning point for the US?
  • 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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