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Coronavirus outbreak: WHO names disease Covid-19

The new coronavirus has been officially named as Covid-19, the World Health Organisation said. This stands for Coronavirus disease 2019, a press conference held in Geneva was told. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a name was decided that "did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease".

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