Coronavirus global health emergency: Coverage from UN News
The outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019

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News in Brief 24 March 2021

  • Rise in global COVID19 infections for fourth week in a row
  • UN chief reaffirms solidarity with Niger, after second deadly attack
  • Top UN rights forum supports call for international action on Belarus, Myanmar
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Global COVID-19 infections rise for fourth consecutive week, deaths level off

COVID-19 confirmed cases continued to rise around the world for a fourth consecutive week, with around 3.3 million new cases reported in the past seven-day period, the UN health agency said on Wednesday.