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Timeline of WHO’s role in the coronavirus pandemic

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization has been at the heart of the battle against the new coronavirus since the first reported outbreak in China. As the WHO’s World Health Assembly gathers on Monday to plot the path ahead, here is a timeline covering the key moments in …

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WHO stresses need to find source of coronavirus

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Pinning down the source of the coronavirus pandemic should help in working out how COVID-19 has “invaded the human species” so quickly, a senior WHO official told AFP. The outbreak has triggered a fierce diplomatic spat between China and the United States — with the World …

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US says probing if coronavirus came from Chinese lab

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s administration is urging an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it doesn’t rule out that it came from a laboratory researching bats in Wuhan, China. Beijing has said that the virus, which has killed more than 138,700 people worldwide, …

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China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’

Wuhan, China | AFP | China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. At 10 am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and ships sounded their horns, and air-raid sirens rang …

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Back to work in China virus epicentre as restrictions eased

Beijing, China | AFP | People in central China where the coronavirus was first detected are allowed to go back to work and public transport is restarting, as some normality slowly returns after a two-month lockdown. The easing of restrictions in Wuhan city comes as Chinese health officials reported Monday no …

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Wuhan recovery gives rest of world hope: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Friday that the original epicentre in China of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic. The city of Wuhan registered no new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours …

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Do not defraud tax payers over students in China

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have warned government to resist the temptation of using the plight of Ugandan students quarantined in Wuhan, China over coronavirus, to defraud tax payers. The concern was raised by Ayivu County MP, Bernard Atiku, who claimed that the Ministry of Finance had sent …

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