Coronavirus latest: WHO defends its COVID-19 response

The WHO "sounded the alarm" on the COVID-19 pandemic early and often, said its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, defending the agency's track record in apparent response to US criticism. Follow Uhalisia.com for the latest.

  • The WHO said it acted "quickly and decisively" and warned the world on time of the danger posed by the novel coronavirus
  • The US has over 1 million coronavirus cases and its more than 58,000 fatalities exceed the death toll from the Vietnam War
  • German companies are concerned about a potential wave of insolvencies
  • China has scheduled the National People's Congress for May 22
Updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT)
17:37 New York is moving 1,000 homeless people into hotels per week, said Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday. He added that people in shelters will have access to a testing program and those who test positive would be isolated.
"Testing will be available across our entire shelter system by mid-May," de Blasio said on Twitter.

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