WHO warned of transmission risk in January, despite Trump claims

WHO warned of transmission risk in January, despite Trump claims

Notes to global health leaders on 10 and 11 January highlighted possible infection routes

Technical guidance notes seen by the Guardian and briefings by top WHO officials warned of potential human-to-human transmission and made clear that there was a threat of catching the disease through water droplets and contaminated surfaces, based on the experience of earlier coronavirus outbreaks, such as Sars and Mers.

Donald Trump never actually banned flights from China or Europe. Why?

Donald Trump never actually banned flights from China or Europe. Why?

On Saturday, Italy announced that 793 people had died that day from COVID-19, the coronavirus that originated in China that has rapidly spread across the world. That was up from 627 deaths that had occurred on Friday and 427 on Thursday. The death toll is now well over 5,000 in that country alone.

Full text of Xi’s remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit

Full text of Xi’s remarks at Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday delivered a speech titled “Working Together to Defeat the COVID-19 Outbreak” at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit via video link in Beijing.

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