A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP
A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP

New coronavirus cases down 16 per cent last week, says World Health Organization

  • The number of new deaths reported also fell 10 per cent week-on-week, the UN health agency said
  • WHO chief says falling numbers are a sign that simple public health measures work, even in the presence of virus variants

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP
A municipal worker dressed in a coronavirus costume accompanies soldiers on patrol in Puno, Peru on February 9. Photo: AFP
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