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Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic 'in all but name', says expert

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

While WHO says virus still containable, sudden cases in Iran and Italy causing alarm Coronavirus updates - live The World Health Organization has played down fears of a coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, despite sudden serious outbreaks in Italy and Iran , but some experts said they believed it was now inevitable. “Using the word pandemic now does not fit the facts, but it may certainly cause fear,” said the WHO's director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a briefing.
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Coronavirus outbreak could be feared 'Disease X', says World Health Organisation adviser

Coronavirus outbreak could be feared 'Disease X', says World Health Organisation adviser

1 month ago   |   By Wessexfm

The coronavirus outbreak could be the feared "Disease X" that experts have warned about, according to a World Health Organisation adviser.
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Schools unlikely to reopen after Easter break - despite education fears

Schools unlikely to reopen after Easter break - despite education fears

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Coronavirus testing chief says antibody tests won't start before end of April

Coronavirus testing chief says antibody tests won't start before end of April

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Women Can Now Access Abortion Pills By Post - Here's How It Works

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Photos show Wuhan after its unprecedented 76-day lockdown, where people are...

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Face masks do not stop healthy people getting coronavirus, say health officials

Face masks do not stop healthy people getting coronavirus, say health officials

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane would ‘understand' if Premier League season is...

Liverpool star Sadio Mane would ‘understand' if Premier League season is voided due to coronavirus crisis

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Scottish Parliament plans to introduce ‘virtual working' on Thursday

Scottish Parliament plans to introduce ‘virtual working' on Thursday

The Scottish Parliament could begin “virtual working” as soon as Thursday with party leaders given the chance to quiz the First Minister on the government's response to the... Read more ...

Public Health Wales admits 10 NHS staff were wrongly told they don't have...

Public Health Wales admits 10 NHS staff were wrongly told they don't have coronavirus

Public Health Wales has blamed a 'transcribing issue' for 10 people being given the wrong coronavirus test results. Eight workers from Aneurin Bevan Health Board were given... Read more ...

Officials in at least 6 states are accusing the federal government of...

Officials in at least 6 states are accusing the federal government of quietly diverting their orders for coronavirus medical equipment

States have been making their own orders for ventilators, masks, and other personal protective equipment since President Donald Trump told them in March not to rely on the... Read more ...

Boris Johnson 'has not needed mechanical ventilation' after a second night...

Boris Johnson 'has not needed mechanical ventilation' after a second night in intensive care

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care and is in a "stable" condition, the UK's Health Minister Edward Argar said on Wednesday. Johnson, who... Read more ...