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WHO names the novel coronavirus disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the deadly virus as "Covid-19" which originated in Wuhan,China.
 
"We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19",WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.
 
He further said that "Co" stands for "corona", "vi" for virus and "d" for disease. Also "19" was the year the virus was first identified.
 
Dr.Ghebreyesus said the "Covid-19" has been chosen according to the international recommendations avoiding stigmatisation to a specific geographical location or group of people.
 
(Source-WHO)
 
 

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