WHO Names Coronavirus Covid-19 As China Death Toll Passes 1,100

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WHO Names Coronavirus Covid-19 As China Death Toll
The deadly coronavirus, which spread across the world from China’s Wuhan, has finally got an official name. The World Health Organisation (WHO) named it ‘Covid-19’ on Tuesday.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva that ‘Co’ means Corona, ‘V’ stands for virus and ‘D’ means disease. This dangerous virus had been identified in China on December 31, 2019.

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More than 1,100 people have died and more than 43,000 people have been infected with this lethal disease in China so far. The coronavirus has spread to 25 countries across the world, with 393 cases and one death confirmed in 24 countries outside China.

Many companies and institutes in Australia, China, France, Germany and the United States are making all possible efforts to develop a vaccine to deal with this virus. 

WHO chief Ghebreyesus said that the coronavirus is a major hazard for the entire world and it is constantly growing. He also said that efforts are underway to deal with it on a war footing, as soon as possible and it is hoped that a solution will soon be found.

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