• A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.
• WHO is working 24/7 to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.
• The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020.
• On 11 February 2020, WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.
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Global pledging event raises over €7.4 billion for COVID-19 research and development
4 May 2020
Leaders from 40 countries came together to support the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator through the COVID-19 Global Response International Pledging Event, hosted by the EU Commission.
During the event, some €7.4 billion was pledged for research and development for COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.
In his address to the pledging event, the WHO Director-General said:
“The ultimate measure of success will not be how fast we can develop tools – it will be how equally we can distribute them.
None of us can accept a world in which some people are protected while others remain exposed.
This is an opportunity not only to defeat a common enemy, but to forge a common future; a future in which all people enjoy the right to the highest attainable standard of health – and the products that deliver that right. Health for all.”
COVID-19 pandemic by country and territory
This article is about the status of the outbreak in different locations by continent and conveyance around the world. For the main article, see COVID-19 pandemic. For information on how governments have been responding to the pandemic, see National responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article provides a general overview and documents the status of locations by continents and conveyance of the world affected by the coronavirus responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic originating in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It may not include all the most up-to-date major responses and measures by individual countries and territories.
|Confirmed 11,719+786||Recovered 1,403||Deaths 186+1|
|Confirmed 3.68 M +81,451||Recovered 1.21 M||Deaths 258 K +3,797|
Additional cases are new cases reported yesterday · Updated less than 30 mins ago·
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
HOW IT SPREADSThe virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
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