TRENDING COVID-19: World must prepare for pandemic, urges WHO chief

TRENDING

COVID-19: World must prepare for pandemic, urges WHO chief

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15:44, February 25, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the world should be preparing for a potential pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.

In a statement read out at the WHO press conference in Geneva on Monday Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "We must focus on containment whilst doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic.”

The Director-General also said that the world should be working harder to contain the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 2,600 people so far.

COVID-19 has appeared in areas of Europe, with the worst outbreak outside of Asia in Italy as deaths continue to rise. 


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