• Trump cutting U.S. ties with World Health Organization over virus
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  • WHO's advice for public on COVID-19: When and how to use masks
    WHO's advice on when, how to use and dispose masks. (Collage image of WHO graphics)   World Health Organisation  When to use a mask If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. If you wear a mask, then yo
  • COVID-19: WHO's advice for the public - Myth busters
    World Health Organisation    Myth 1: COVID-19 virus CANNOT be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates Fact:  COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by
  • COVID-19: WHO's advice on basic protective measures
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  • World Health Organization calls coronavirus outbreak 'pandemic' for first time
    Medical staff in protective gear work at a 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea, March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoo)   GENEVA, March 11 (Reuters): The World Health Organization described the new coronavirus as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday, adding that Italy and Iran were now on the frontline of the disease and other countries would soon join them.