Michael Ryan (right), the WHO’s health emergencies programme director, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it director general, speak in Geneva. Photo: AFP
Michael Ryan (right), the WHO’s health emergencies programme director, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it director general, speak in Geneva. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: WHO urges governments to act and not be ‘paralysed by the fear of failure’

  • Europe is now the epicentre of the pandemic, leader of global health body says
  • A multipronged approach is urged: testing, contact tracing, quarantine and social distancing. ‘Do it all,’ WHO urges.

Michael Ryan (right), the WHO’s health emergencies programme director, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it director general, speak in Geneva. Photo: AFP
Michael Ryan (right), the WHO’s health emergencies programme director, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it director general, speak in Geneva. Photo: AFP
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