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    COVID is 10 times more deadly than swine flu: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:39am on April 14, 2020

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva The novel coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than swine flu, which caused a global pandemic in 2009, the World Health...

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    Hasty virus lockdown lift could spark deadly resurgence: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:06pm on April 11, 2020

    Any premature lifting of restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a fatal resurgence of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation...

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    WHO chief for not politicising coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:47am on April 09, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Wednesday pleaded for global unity in fighting the coronavirus, following US president Donald Trump’s stinging attack on its handling of...

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    Workers facing worst crisis since WWII amid pandemic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:28am on April 08, 2020

    Some 1.25 billion workers are seeing their livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning it was the ‘worst global crisis’...

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    World short of 6m nurses: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:26pm on April 07, 2020

    As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with...

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    Worldwide shortage of PPE ‘most urgent threat’: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 03:46pm on March 28, 2020

    The dire lack of protective gear for health workers is proving a dire threat to attempts to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health...

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    Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, WHO warns as death toll crosses 15,000

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 01:13am on March 24, 2020

    The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly ‘accelerating’, the World Health Organization warned Monday, but said it was still possible to change its trajectory by going...

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    Pharma chiefs expect coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:14pm on March 20, 2020

    The pharmaceutical industry expects it will take 12 to 18 months to roll out a coronavirus vaccine, executives said on Thursday, as they jointly pledged...

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    Airlines need up to $200b in emergency aid: IATA

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:56pm on March 19, 2020

    Up to $200 billion is needed to rescue the world’s airlines during the coronavirus crisis, the global aviation association said Thursday, appealing especially to African...

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    WTO prolongs shutdown, bars staff from premises over virus

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:44pm on March 15, 2020

    The World Trade Organisation announced on Sunday that it would prolong its meeting shutdown over COVID-19 until the end of April, and said that it...

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