World can ‘change the trajectory of the pandemic’: WHO | AFP

The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly “accelerating”, the World Health Organization warns, but says it is still possible to “change the trajectory” of the outbreak. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says “we are not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” IMAGES

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Europe now ‘epicentre’ of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO | AFP

Europe is now the “epicentre” for the global coronavirus pandemic, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general SOUNDBITE

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Iran doing its best on virus despite lack of equipment: WHO | AFP

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Iran is doing ‘its best’ in battling the coronavirus outbreak in the country as it struggles to source enough medical supplies to treat patients suffering from the virus. SOUNDBITE

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Over 70% of people infected with coronavirus in China have recovered: WHO | AFP

The World Health Organization says that more than 70 percent of those infected with the new coronavirus in China have recovered, adding that the country was bringing its epidemic under control. Out of the more than 80,000 cases of COVID-19 in China, “more than 70 percent have recovered and have been discharged,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says in Geneva. IMAGES

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WHO warns some countries not doing enough to fight virus | AFP

The World Health Organization warns that a number of countries were not taking all the the steps needed to fight against the spread of the deadly new coronavirus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, says “the actions that demonstrate commitment do not match the level of the threat we all face”. IMAGES

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Protective gear to fight virus ‘rapidly depleting’: WHO | AFP

The World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns that protective gear, such as masks and goggles used by health workers, to fight novel coronavirus are ‘rapidly depleting’. SOUNDBITE

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Nine times more new virus cases outside China than in: WHO | AFP

The World Health Organization says that the number of new coronavirus cases registered in the past day in China was far lower than in the rest of the world. “In the last 24 hours there were almost nine times more COVID-19 cases reported outside China than inside China,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says. SOUNDBITE

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World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief | AFP

The World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the world should be working harder to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, and should be preparing for a “potential pandemic”. IMAGES

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WHO sees ‘realistic chance’ of stopping virus outbreak | AFP

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says there is a “realistic chance” of stopping a deadly virus originating from China that has killed more than 1,000 people. SOUNDBITE

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Novel coronavirus named ‘Covid-19’: UN health agency | AFP

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters in Geneva that “Covid-19” will be the new official name for the deadly coronavirus that was first identified in China on December 31. SOUNDBITE

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WHO issues appeal for $675m to fight novel coronavirus | AFP

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for $675 million (613 million euros) in donations for a plan to fight the novel coronavirus, mainly through investment in countries considered particularly “at risk”. SOUNDBITE

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WHO chief slams wealthy countries for failing to share virus data | AFP

The head of the World Health Organization accuses some wealthy countries of being “well behind” in sharing data on novel coronavirus cases, calling for more global solidarity to combat the virus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking at a technical briefing on the virus to the UN agency’s executive board. SOUNDBITE

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WHO declares international emergency over coronavirus | AFP

WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declares international emergency over coronavirus. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” he says. IMAGES

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