Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

Coronavirus: WHO concerned at 'rapid escalation' of pandemic as deaths double in a week

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is concerned about the recent "rapid escalation" and global spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. "The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week... in the next few ...
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