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World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. File

World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. File   | Photo Credit: AFP

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should be “doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic”

The World Health Organization chief said on Monday the world should be working harder to contain the spread of the deadly new COVID-19, and should be preparing for a “potential pandemic“.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that so far, the WHO does not consider the outbreak that has killed more than 2,600 people a pandemic, but said countries should be “doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic.”

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