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World Health Organisation officially names illness COVID-19

The coronavirus that has killed more than 1,000 people has been named COVID-19, which is a revision on the former 2019-nCoV.
3 years ago·Geneva, Switzerland

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Coronavirus illness given official name Covid-19 as hopes rise that cases could peak soon

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday gave an official name " Covid-19 " to the disease caused by the coronavirus that has ravaged China and spread across the globe, as statistics suggested that infections could level off in the coming weeks and Beijing vowed to hold local cadres to account

3 years ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Coronavirus officially named Covid-19, says WHO

Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion around the virus.

3 years ago·United Kingdom
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Deadly Novel Coronavirus That Has Killed More Than 1,000 in China Has a New Name: CoViD-19

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained that 'Co' stood for 'corona', 'vi' for 'virus' and 'd' for 'disease' in the new name.

3 years ago·India
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Covid-19: WHO speaks of "very serious threat" to the world

GENEVA - Part of China, the epidemic of coronavirus, henceforth called "Covid-19" by the WHO, constitutes "a very serious threat for the rest of the world", declared on Tuesday its director general by launching a call for sharing virus samples and faster research into treatments and vaccines. "With 99% of cases recorded in China, this remains essentially a

3 years ago·United Kingdom
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The coronavirus causing panic around the world has a new name

The UN health agency has announced that 'COVID-19' will be the official name of the deadly virus from China

3 years ago·Toronto, Canada
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WHO names deadly virus from China as 'COVID-19'

Addressing scientists at the first international conference on combating the virus, WHO chief Tedros warned that the virus was a "very grave threat”

3 years ago·India
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