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Watch live: World Health Organization holds a briefing on Covid as Europe's outbreak appears to slow

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The World Well being Group is holding a briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic as circumstances in Europe start to indicate indicators of slowing after a handful of nations shuttered their economies for weeks.

Whereas many hospitals and intensive-care models in Europe stay full, the virus’ transmission within the area seems to be reducing, Maria van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s rising illnesses and zoonosis unit, instructed CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday.

“We’re beginning to see the nook turned,” she stated. “However this has come at nice value as a result of many stay-at-home measures have been put in place, many restricted actions have been put in place, nevertheless it does assist…”

The WHO has warned {that a} forthcoming coronavirus vaccine, which might be granted emergency authorization within the U.S. by mid-December, is not going to assist international locations battle the present wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping throughout Europe and North America.

The coronavirus has contaminated greater than 61.1 million individuals across the globe and has killed greater than 1.four million, in response to knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College.

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