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Coronavirus disease named Covid-19 – BBC News – BBC News, Youtube.com

    

             

                                  

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The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid – .

We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid – 720, “WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1, . Tens of thousands of people have been infected.

Dr Ghebreyesus called on the world to fight the new virus as aggressively as possible.

Please subscribe HERE (http://bit.ly/1rbfUog) The word coronavirus refers to the group of viruses it belongs to, rather than the latest strain.

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion and stigmatisation of any group or country.

                              

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