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Jun 05, 2020 PRINT EDITION
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South America 'a new epicentre' of COVID-19: WHO

 South America has become a new epicentre for the disease. We have seen many South American countries with increasin
May 22, 2020
  • South America has become a new epicentre for the disease. We have seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases.

GENEVA: South America has become "a new epicentre" of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday, following a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections.

"In a sense, South America has become a new epicentre for the disease. We have seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases," WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan told a virtual news conference.