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China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel (source — www.cnn.com) 19/01/2021 07:20:28

China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have acted quicker and more forcefully to contain the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent review panel said on Monday.

'Signal was ignored': Independent inquiry criticises China and WHO over COVID (source — www.smh.com.au) 19/01/2021 06:05:00

A global inquiry has identified crucial failures in China's early handling of the coronavirus pandemic when authorities could have acted "more forcefully" to protect public health.

Covid-19: Helen Clark-chaired panel criticises China and WHO over pandemic (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 19/01/2021 05:47:44

Independent Covid panel co-chaired by Helen Clark says both should have acted faster at the start of the pandemic.

Global Covid report: China and WHO criticised for early mistakes; US urges more Wuhan access (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/01/2021 05:47:38

Independent panel criticises WHO for not declaring emergency until 30 January and Biden and Trump camps clash over easing travel restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverag...

Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions (source — www.thesundaily.my) 19/01/2021 05:08:03

WASHINGTON, Jan 18: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil soon after President D...

China reports over 100 new COVID-19 cases for seveth day (source — www.thesundaily.my) 19/01/2021 04:55:53

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Jan 19: China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for a seventh day on Tuesday in the worst domestic outbreak since March last year, with one northeastern province seeing a rec...

ASEAN Digital Senior Officials’ Meeting begins today (source — www.thesundaily.my) 19/01/2021 04:41:47

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19: The inaugural ASEAN Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) begins today with the Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADGSOM1).Held virtually, ADGSOM1 will be headed by the Ministry of Commu...

China’s GDP tops 100 trillion yuan (source — www.news.com.au) 19/01/2021 04:30:00

China was likely the world’s only major economy to expand last year even though it was the first to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic, new data show.

Covid-19: More than 100 infections linked to 'super-spreader' in northeast China (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 19/01/2021 04:27:02

A man working in the health sector unwittingly spread Covid-19 among the elderly while doing his job in the Jilin province.

Coronavirus live news: China and WHO criticised by independent Covid panel; US nears 400,000 deaths (source — www.theguardian.com) 19/01/2021 02:40:19

California’s state epidemiologist calls to stop 300,000 vaccinations after possible severe allergic reactions; tens of thousands skip vaccination in India Trump lifting Covid travel restrictions on UK...

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