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    • Trump takes aim at WHO, China

      Trump takes aim at WHO, China

      The US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, news wires reported.

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    • WHO warns of possible Covid-19 second peak

      WHO warns of possible Covid-19 second peak

      A second peak of Covid-19 is possible in the very near future in countries where infections are declining if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organisation warned on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan said, adding that cases are still increasing in Central and South America, South Asia and Africa.

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    • WHO suspends tests of anti-malarial drug

      WHO suspends tests of anti-malarial drug

      Tests of hydroxychloroquine on Covid-19 patients have been temporary suspended following a recent report that the anti-malarial drug could increase the mortality in coronavirus patients, the World Health Organisation announced on Monday. The tests were part of the WHO-led international Solidarity Trial, which aims to find out if existing medications that were developed against malaria, HIV, Ebola and multiple sclerosis could help to treat the Covid-19 coronavirus disease.

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    • WHO agrees independent pandemic review

      WHO agrees independent pandemic review

      The World Health Organisation agreed on Monday to held an independent review of the global coronavirus response “as soon as possible”, amid a hefty pledge of funds from China and an outcry by the WHO’s chief critic, the US administration of President Donald Trump, for an “apparent attempt to conceal this outbreak by at least one member state”.

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    • China’s Xi pledges $2bn to help fight coronavirus

      China’s Xi pledges $2bn to help fight coronavirus

      Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday his country will provide $2bn over two years to help other countries respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The leader of the world’s second-largest economy, where the COVID-19 initially emerged late last year, was speaking via video conferencing at the opening ceremony of a key World Health Organisation meeting.

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    • Leaders to seek global coronavirus response

      Leaders to seek global coronavirus response

      Global health leaders are set to call for an independent review into the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic at a meeting this week as representatives of the World Health Organisation's member states meet virtually for the 73rd annual World Health Assembly, news wires reported. Expectedly, the coronavirus pandemic will take centre stage, and questions will be raised over how the virus has infected more than 4.5 million, and killed more than 300,000.

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