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The World Health Organization is holding a press conference on Friday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 34 million people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus has now killed more than 1 million people worldwide. Four countries – the US, Brazil, India and Mexico – continue to report around half of all Covid-19 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.
74-year-old US President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House Doctor, Dr. Sean Conley said in a letter that the President and First Lady "were doing fine at the time and planned to stay home at the White House during their recovery".
Countries around the world are busy developing and distributing a coronavirus vaccine. The WHO-backed GAVI Vaccine Alliance on Thursday approved up to $ 150 million to help 92 low and middle income countries prepare for vaccine supplies, including technical assistance and cold chain equipment. This comes from a Reuters report.
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