WHO Renames Wuhan Coronavirus To ‘COVID-19’

AFP-THE World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19” will be the official name of the deadly virus which was first reported in Wuhan, in  China, saying the disease represented a “very grave threat” for the world but there was a “realistic chance” of stopping it. WHO had earlier given the virus the temporary name of “2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease” and China’s National Health Commission this week said it was temporarily calling it “novel coronavirus pneumonia” or NCP. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19,” World…

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Zim Requires USD5, 2 million For Novel Coronavirus Preparedness

WITH Zimbabwe yet to have a suspected nor confirmed case, the country needs about USD5, 2million for preparedness against the 2019 Wuhan novel coronavirus. By Kudakwashe Pembere Coordinator of Public Health Emergencies in the Health and Child Care Ministry Dr Isaac Phiri told the interministeral meeting on the 2019 novel coronavirus that the goal for Zimbabwe’s preparedness plan for Zimbabwe is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to coronavirus in the event the virus comes. “What we need to do is to specifically coordinate an effective multisectoral response, enhance surveillance…

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