COVID-19 has no nationality: UNESCO

Firmly refuting attempts to label the deadly COVID-19 virus as a “Chinese virus”, the UNESCO on Tuesday said that the effects of the virus and the virus itself is a global one, not belonging to any specific member state.

This statement/ clarification came after US President Donald Trump earlier had tweeted calling this virus a Chinese one and vowing to protect the US industries against the onslaught on the virus.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry had slammed this statement and in a statement devoid of evidence had alleged that it was the US that brought the virus to Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus.

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Separately, President Donald Trump warned that this effects of this virus will continue to dominate the global day to day lives of people till atleast August.

India’s western neighbour Pakistan has reported a steep increase in the number of cases which have gone up and are at present around 180. It is believed that these are mostly related to those who have arrived from Iran and the epicentre of the virus is in Karachi, the financial hub of the nation.

The situation of the refugees is a matter of grave concern, says the United Nations Human Rights Commission after 10 refugees tested positive for the virus in Germany.

Finally, Malaysia on Tuesday reported its first death related to this deadly virus, even as the nation goes on a complete lockdown.

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