Coronavirus live news: China denies cover-up as Wuhan death toll revised up by 50%


Brazil’s president fires health minister; IMF predicts zero economic growth in Latin America and Caribbean; UK extends lockdown by three weeks

Indonesia reported 407 new coronavirus cases on on Friday, according to Reuters. The total number cases, 5,923, has surpassed the Philippines as the country with the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia.

The US president, Donald Trump, has ramped up his attack on the World Health Organization with a tweet accusing the global body of not acting quickly enough on the virus.

Why did the W.H.O. Ignore an email from Taiwanese health officials in late December alerting them to the possibility that CoronaVirus could be transmitted between humans? Why did the W.H.O. make several claims about the CoronaVirus that ere either inaccurate or misleading….

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