A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

WHO tackles new coronavirus strains as worldwide death toll nears 2 million

  • UN health body gathers global experts for emergency meeting on mutated variants blamed for fresh surge in infections
  • Britain bans more international travellers to prevent spread of strain from Brazil; France imposes nationwide 6pm curfew

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker in protective gear conducts a Covid-19 test in Saint-Etienne, France on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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