China has demonstrated COVID-19 course can be altered - WHO

16 March 2020

A decline in COVID-19 cases in China demonstrates that containment efforts can help alter the course of the pandemic. 

That’s the opinion of Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the country. 

COVID-19 first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.  Last week, WHO announced it could be characterized as a pandemic. 

Dr. Galea spoke to UN News’s Siwen Qian about cooperation between China and the UN, the value of strong public health systems, and why people everywhere should not panic and simply follow practical advice to limit spread of the virus. 

Audio Credit:
Siwen Qian, UN News
Audio Duration:
9'28"

 

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