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WHO Gives Coronavirus New Name

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By Chuks Ekpeneru

The World Health Organization has given the rampaging Coronavirus disease a new official name ‘Covid-19’.

“We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, explaining that “co” stood for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”.

Meanwhile, WHO said there was a “realistic chance” of stopping the deadly virus originating from China that has killed more than 1,000 people.

“If we invest now… we have a realistic chance of stopping this outbreak,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.

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