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The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

Beijing, China | AFP | The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world’s most dangerous diseases. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both claimed that there is evidence the pathogen came from the …

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WHO says has no proof from US on ‘speculative’ Wuhan lab claims

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. “We have not received any data or specific evidence from the United States government relating to the …

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Danish Govt gives sh6bn COVID-19 support to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Danish Government has offered sh6 billion (14,500,000 Danish Kronner) to support Uganda’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The two grants, 10 million DKK for WHO and 4.5 million  DKK for UNFPA, aim at supporting Government of Uganda’s efforts towards the emergency response to the …

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WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Friday it was working with social media companies in a bid to quash misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic — including on more light-hearted apps popular with teenagers. The WHO said it had started working with TikTok and Snapchat since the …

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Pandemic: Less air pollution means thousands fewer die

Paris, France | AFP | There will be 11,000 fewer deaths in European countries under coronavirus lockdown due to a sharp drop in fossil fuel pollution during April, according to research released Thursday. Measures to halt the spread of coronavirus have slowed the region’s economies to a crawl, with coal-generated power …

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