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Sascoc relying on WHO for coronavirus update ahead of Olympics

26 February 2020, 9:34 PM

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is relying on the WHO (World Health Organization) for the daily updates on the coronavirus which is prevalent in China.

China’s new coronavirus cases drop, but world still on alert

12 February 2020, 3:40 PM

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly two weeks, lending weight to a forecast by its foremost medical adviser for the outbreak to end by April – but a global expert warned it was only beginning elsewhere.

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WHO brands corona virus ‘public enemy number one’

11 February 2020, 8:15 PM

The corona virus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but deaths surpassed 1,000 and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism.

More Japanese evacuated from China virus epicenter as death toll climbs

30 January 2020, 7:49 AM

A plane of Japanese evacuees from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan arrived in Tokyo on Thursday as the total number of confirmed deaths from the newly identified pathogen in the country rose by 38 to 170 and infections also jumped.

China virus death toll crosses 130; Japan, US evacuate citizens

29 January 2020, 12:31 PM

The United States and Japan flew citizens out of the Chinese city at the epicenter of a new virus outbreak on Wednesday, as the death toll rose sharply to 132 and the first case appeared in the Middle East.



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