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Coronavirus outbreak: WHO names virus, provides update on vaccine | FULL



The new coronavirus had been named COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed on Tuesday, explaining that the decision was important to avoid stigma and that other names could be inaccurate.

The World Health Organization (WHO) holds a news conference on the first of a two-day meeting focusing on research priorities for drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the new coronavirus outbreak.

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