Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system. The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases. But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose … Read more Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

World Health Organization holds briefing on coronavirus – as it happened

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WATCH LIVE: WHO holds news briefing amid surge in new China coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization holds their daily news briefing on the coronavirus after China revised the total case numbers in Hubei province by an additional 15,000 — and raised the death tally by 242 — after it took into account cases in which doctors are allowed to diagnose patients based on clinical methods. The National … Read more WATCH LIVE: WHO holds news briefing amid surge in new China coronavirus cases

Coronavirus: WHO warns of grave risk to poorer countries

The Chines government has announced another 94 deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths worldwide to more than 1,100 people. These cases are mostly in mainland China. Earlier, the head of the World Health Organization said the virus should be viewed as “public enemy number 1” given the grave threat it poses to … Read more Coronavirus: WHO warns of grave risk to poorer countries

Coronavirus disease named Covid-19 – BBC News

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens of thousands of people have … Read more Coronavirus disease named Covid-19 – BBC News

Coronavirus outbreak is a test says WHO Director-General

The Director-General of the World Health Organization said the coronavirus break was a test of solidarity. WHO is convening a global research and innovation forum to mobilize international action in response to the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has so far infected some 42,000 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives. Get the latest breaking news … Read more Coronavirus outbreak is a test says WHO Director-General

Coronavirus a test of global solidarity, says WHO director

Tedros Adhanom, head of the World Health Organization, calls the coronavirus outbreak a ‘test of political solidarity’ against a ‘common enemy that does not respect borders or ideologies’, as well as a test of financial and scientific solidarity. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people and infected more 40,000. Subscribe to Guardian News on … Read more Coronavirus a test of global solidarity, says WHO director

Coronavirus death toll in China exceeds 800, overtaking global SARS fatalities

The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be “stabilising”. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Coronavirus death toll in China exceeds 800, overtaking global SARS fatalities