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US could become next global epicentre, WHO warns

by OtownGist

The World Health Organization has warned the US has the potential to become the global epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking in Geneva, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said there had been a “very large acceleration” in cases in the country.

“We cannot say that is the case yet but it does have that potential” to become the next Covid-19 hotspot, she told reporters, according to Reuters.

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So far, there have been more than 46,000 cases in the US and 593 deaths, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.

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Europe is currently at the centre of the crisis, with Italy reporting more deaths than any other country.

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