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Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world ‘not ready’ for pandemic

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world ‘not ready’

More cases in South Korea while first suspected infection is recorded in Latin America Latest developmentsCoronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic.The virus has proliferated in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East in recent days, with the death toll rising in Iran, infections in South Korea passing 1,000 and the first suspected case recorded in Latin America – even as the number of deaths and fresh cases decline at the disease epicentre in China. Covid-19 has now reached dozens of countries with Austria, Croatia and Switzerland the latest to declare cases. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-02-26 05:40:21

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