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Covid-19 is “easily the most severe” global health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has ever declared, the agency has said.

Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, the head of the WHO, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said that almost 16 million cases have been reported to the UN body, along with 640,000 deaths.

“The pandemic continues to accelerate,” he said, adding: “In the past six weeks the total number of cases has roughly doubled.”

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