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WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday as the new coronavirus, which was unknown to world health officials just three months ago, has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. “In the past two weeks the number …

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Malaysia palace says Muhyiddin Yassin to be sworn in as next PM

Malaysia palace says Muhyiddin Yassin to be sworn in as next PM

Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin shows a document after submitting an application for a new political party on August 9, 2016. Opponents of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak applied on August 9 to register a new political party in an attempt to challenge the leader over a mas …

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Turkey closes Iran border due to outbreak

Turkey closes Iran border due to outbreak

People wear masks after deaths and new confirmed cases revealed from the coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on February 21, 2020. Anadolu Agency All times below are in Eastern time. 9:45 am: IMF chief sees negative economic impact from virus, even if outbreak contained The coronavirus that originated in China will …

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New coronavirus cases in Iran, Italy fuel concerns disease cannot be contained

New coronavirus cases in Iran, Italy fuel concerns disease cannot be contained

Tourists wearing protective masks walk past the Colosseum, after two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Italy, in Rome, January 31, 2020. Remo Casilli | Reuters Localized outbreaks of the new coronavirus outside of China are fueling concerns among infectious disease experts and scientists that the virus is spreading too …

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WHO says new coronavirus cases in China have stabilized, but warns that could change

WHO says new coronavirus cases in China have stabilized, but warns that could change

A Chinese security guard wears a protective mask as he waits to take temperatures while standing next to a sign instructing people to wear masks, February 12, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images New coronavirus cases in China appear to have stabilized in recent days, but world …

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World Health Organization names the new coronavirus: Covid-19

World Health Organization names the new coronavirus: Covid-19

Medical staff check a patient’s condition at a temporary hospital converted from “Wuhan Livingroom” in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 10, 2020. Xiong Qi | Xinhua | Getty Images The flu-like coronavirus that has sickened more than 43,100 people in over two dozen countries now has a name: Covid-19. …

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Coronavirus cases slow in China, but it’s way too early to celebrate: WHO

Coronavirus cases slow in China, but it's way too early to celebrate: WHO

Members of anti-coronavirus team spray chemical into vehicles on a road in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam February 7, 2020. Kham | Reuters The number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China for a second day, but it’s too early to celebrate, World Health Organization officials said Friday. There are 31,211 …

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