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WHO’s Ryan says eradication of new coronavirus is unlikely

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva. © Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Geneva, July 11 (Reuters) - Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization's emergencies programme, said on Friday it was unlikely that the new coronavirus would be eliminated. "In the current situation it is unlikely we can eradicate this virus," he told an online briefing from Geneva. He said that, by extinguishing clusters of infection, the world could "potentially ...

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Coronavirus: WHO chief defends handling of pandemic against Trump criticism

WHO Director General has dismissed suggestions that his agency was too close to China after criticism by US President Donald Trump. (Reuters)

Geneva, April 9 (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organisation gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday (April 8), in response to US President Donald Trump’s criticism and suggestion that Washington could review its funding for the agency. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for unity and a halt to “politicisation” of ...

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