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5 things to know about coronavirus today, 2 April

Linda Lacina Digital Editor, World Economic Forum

  • In this round-up, find coronavirus news updates, tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.

  • Top stories: How South Korea contained COVID-19, how the tourism industry has been impacted and why WHO officials are "deeply concerned."

1. How COVID-19 is impacting the globe



2. Why WHO officials are 'deeply concerned'

Officials at a World Health Organization briefing Wednesday said they were deeply concerned, noting that confirmed cases have now been reported in nearly every country, territory and area.

"The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General. “In the next few days we will reach 1 million confirmed." The Director-General noted that fighting this new virus and the world's first ever first-ever pandemic caused by a coronavirus will take continued resolve. “We have to stand in unison to fight this dangerous virus."


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