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Coronavirus worldwide: new worrying reports are coming from Asia. Cases are rising rapidly in Japan, and there is also a new outbreak in a border town in China.

  • The coronavirus * is spreading worldwide - with a delay.
  • Donald Trump is now attacking the WHO.
  • In doing so, he starts a discussion about the role of the World Health Organization.
  • Our guide through the reporting: the latest case numbers *, occurring symptoms * and possible protective measures *.

Update from April 17th, 2:40 p.m .:In Japan the situation is getting worse. In Tokyo are another 201 on Friday Coronavirus cases has been confirmed, which is the highest increase within a day to date. According to official statistics, the Japanese capital now has more than 2,700 cases of infection, as reported by the Japanese TV station NHK. The new daily record came one day after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had spread the emergency across the country and called on citizens to stay at home if possible.

The Emergency applies until May 6th, but does not mean curfews like in Europe. Citizens can neither be prosecuted for disregard, nor can companies be forced to close. With the number of people infected in Japan - the island empire now has more than 10,000 confirmed cases - criticism of the right-wing conservative Prime Minister Abe also grew. Due to the relatively sparse testing, his central government kept the official case numbers low for a long time and ordered too late and too few measures against the spread of the virus, criticize doctors and international observers. The fear of an increase in the number of infected people is particularly acute"Golden Week" large, in which national holidays are close together and people usually freeze up.

Gradually make up millions Japanese at the same time on the way from the big cities to their hometowns or use the free days for a short vacation.

Meanwhile, the laboratory allegations against China are getting louder. A ZDF report expresses a serious suspicion. Meanwhile, there is good news - a drug appears to be working in the United States. At least that is what the first indications of a study by a pharmaceutical company show.

Of all things, China expects praise in the Corona crisis - and is pursuing tangible plans, commented Merkur editor-in-chief Georg Anastasiadis.

Corona in China: Assumptions confirmed - Wuhan suddenly has 50 percent more deaths

Update from April 17th, 6.50 a.m .: The Chinese cityWuhan has surprisingly corrected the number of corona deaths by around 50 percent upwards. As the authorities reported on Friday, there are still another 1,290 people as a result of the lung disease in the central Chinese metropolis where the pandemic beganCovid-19died. This brings the total number of deaths in Wuhan to 3896 deaths. So far, only 2579 deaths had been reported.

The nationwide total of 3342 dead in China was not officially corrected on Friday, but should increase to more than 4,600. The new information confirms longstanding suspicions that the official Chinese statistics had not counted many cases.

Several reasons were given for the significant correction. This is how patients initially died at home. Hospitals were also overwhelmed and doctors and medical staff were too busy with the onslaught of infected people, "which led to late, missing and incorrect reports," as the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Some medical facilities were not connected to the information network or did not report promptly. Reports of some of the deceased were also incomplete, Xinhua said. The authorities have revised the available data in order to get a complete picture. The data is also about the "credibility of the government," the agency quoted an unnamed official as saying.

Coronavirus: Hundreds of thousands of children could die as a result of the crisis

Update, 9:32 p.m .:Hundreds of thousands of children could the According to the United Nations this year worldwide as a result of Corona crisis and global recession to die. A lack of income would force poor families to make savings in health and food supplies, which particularly affects children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. UN Secretary General António Guterres said in a message published on Thursday.

In addition, some countries have stopped vaccination campaigns against polio and measles. Due to the consequences of the pandemic According to the report presented by Guterres, “the progress made over the past two to three years in reducing child mortality could be reversed in just one year.” The UN chief demanded: “I appeal to families everywhere and to leaders at all levels: Protect yourself our children ".

Corona: 141 recovered people in South Korea tested positive again

Update, 6.45 p.m.:The FilipinoPresident Rodrigo Duterte has urged the country's citizens to discipline the corona requirements. “If you don't stick to it and don't want to admit it, you will military and police take over, "said Duterte on Thursday on television. That'll be like Martial law be.

Previously, there had been reports of violations of the requirements. Also the traffic in the capital Manila gained weight. For the main island of Luzon there, with 57 million people, the stipulated standstill will apply until April 30th.

Duterte is known as a populist and hardliner. He called on people to stay home. He too did not have to live in Davao can travel. Duterte asked for understanding. Nobody wants all of this. "I'm bored too."

In the Southeast Asian island state, 5660 Sars-CoV-2 cases have been registered, and 349 people have already died.

Update, 6:11 p.m.:As reported by the US television broadcaster CNN, citing the Korean epidemic protection agency KCDC, in South Korea 141 people tested positive for the coronavirus again. You have been ill before and apparently recovered. According to the KCDC vice chief, it is initially unclear why the tests were positive. However, the authorities should already be investigating this.

Update, 3:46 p.m .: Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared for the whole country in Japan. This had been requested by the individual regions in the past few weeks. Still that means Emergency not that strict curfews apply. Because so far little testing has been carried out by government agencies, local authorities have switched to commissioning private institutions to carry out tests.

After this US President Donald Trump When asked at a press conference whether the virus might have come from a laboratory, he replied that he was hearing this story more and more often. China responded: The Beijing Foreign Office spokesman Zhao Lijian said there was no evidence and said: "Many renowned medical experts have also confirmed that the claim that the virus came from a laboratory has resigned, has no scientific basis. "

Coronavirus: Tests in Japan are to be expanded

Update from April 16, 9:50 a.m .: In Japan, only people who have a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees can be tested for the corona virus. And despite state promises to increase the testing capacity to 20,000 per day, only about 7800 tests per day carried out, reported the daily "Asahi Shimbun".

Hospitals in the greater Kyoto area are now calling for that Test capacities to expand significantly and also test symptom-free people for the virus, according to local media. If that does not happen, hospital staff could become infected with infected but untested patients who come to hospitals for operations or births - the collapse of the Health system.

In China, medical professionals are out in January Beijing had come to Wuhan, left again. They had helped the hospitals in Wuhan fight the pandemic.

2,065,906 tested positive The Johns Hopkins University now reports worldwide, 137,124 people have died in connection with the corona virus.

Coronavirus worldwide: More than 2 million people tested positive

Update 11:18 p.m .: According to the Johns Hopkins University, there are now more than 2 million people infected worldwide with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. The American university reported 2,047,731 cases on Wednesday evening. Around 133,354 people have died as a result of the infection so far.

Update from April 15, 12:31 p.m.: The Chinese government has expressed "seriously concerned" about the suspension of US payments to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global situation in the corona crisis is "gloomy", the world is at a "decisive" point, said a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing. In this situation, the decision of the US government would weaken the WHO and undermine international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic.

China urges the US to "seriously meet its responsibilities and obligations" and to support the WHO-led international effort in the fight against the virus, said Zhao. The World Health Organization is "irreplaceable".

New Zealand's Prime Minister cuts her salary in the corona crisis

Update from April 15, 9.42 a.m.: New Zealand's Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern want to face the Coronavirus pandemic for six months20 percent waive their remuneration. The cut also applies to members of her government as well as other high ones Civil servantsshe told journalists in Wellington.

It's about leadership. "If there has ever been a time to bridge the gap between positions, it is now," said Ardern. For Health workers or Police officerswho primarily fought against the virus, the salary waiver does not apply. The head of government earns the equivalent of almost 260,000 euros a year.

Corona: India provides images that nobody wants to see anymore

Update from April 15, 7.45 a.m .: While thousands of people have gathered in India to protest the curfew imposed because of the corona pandemic, chose the population in South Korea now despite the pandemic a new parliament. Because of the risk of contagion, massive ones were considered Safety precautions: There was one for the voters Face mask compulsory, in front of all polling stations also took place Fever measurements instead of. In addition, dedicated polling stations have been set up for quarantined voters.

The polling stations open at 6 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday morning. Despite the Corona crisis, a high voter turnout expected. Almost 44 million voters were called to the parliamentary elections. The authorities advised people to use respiratory masks as well Plastic gloves to wear as well as at least one meter away from other voters to keep. According to a poll by the polling institute Gallup, 72 percent of eligible voters had no fear of going to the polls despite the pandemic. Of those surveyed, 27 percent said they were still hesitant. 1.7 million South Koreans cast their votes by postal vote. This includes incumbent President Moon Jae In.

Coronavirus worldwide: Thousands are protesting against the curfew in India

Update from April 14th, 5:57 p.m .: In India there are thousands of migrant workers and slum dwellers protested against the extension of a strict curfew. At a train station in the metropolis of Mumbai, people huddled together. They demanded to be allowed to leave the financial metropolis and return to their villages, as film footage from local television stations showed on Tuesday. Police officers dispersed the crowd with sticks, local media reported.

There are currently no trains. Due to a curfew that has been in place for three weeks, the financially badly shaken migrant workers have lost their jobs. Announced on Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi an extension of the world's largest curfew until May 3rd. In his speech he said that his country has better control of the spread of the virus than other countries.

Troubling images coming from Mumbai; Migrants gather in large numbers at the station, hoping to go back to their villages. What happened in Delhi a few weeks ago is now being replayed in Mumbai: migrants want to go HOME, lockdown or no lockdown. City of dreams is a city of migrants! pic.twitter.com/6izrx3WGld

- Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 14, 2020

In the second most populous country after China, there are now more than 10,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, and more than 300 infected people have died. However, comparatively little is tested in the country.

Update from April 14, 2:48 p.m .:According to the numbers from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, that is Iran in the absolute number of coronavirus infections * with almost 75,000 in a global comparison Eighth place. According to the health minister, the severely affected country has now achieved its first partial success. “For the first time in the last four weeks it was Two-digit number of victims today"Said Minister Saeid Namaki.

Coronavirus worldwide: India extends curfews - millions are starving

Since March 11 According to this, more than 100 patients per day died as a result of the coronavirus. On Tuesday there was within 24 hours 98 dead in Iran. The minister informed the Isna news agency that this figure was adhered to Contact restrictions as well as successful work in the medical fields.

"Please follow the instructions and don't make the work of our doctors and nurses more difficult than it already is," Namaki appealed. In the meantime, a total of 4683Corona deaths reported. However, experts assume a higher actual number.

Update from April 14th, 9:35 a.m .:More and more curfews are being imposed or extended around the world, as is now also the case inIndiawhere there is already a strict ban. According to Indian media, the curfew, which should last until April 15th, will end onMay 3extended.

Coronavirus worldwide: India extends curfews - millions are starving

India's head of government Narendra Modi was pleased with the lock, which was more than 1.3 billion Affects people. His new decision looks costly from an economic point of view, but there are "no costs when it comes to the lives of Indians."

The curfew caused criticism from large parts of the population and chaos in the country, especially the low income Layers concerns. Day laborers and migrant workers are unemployed, around 90 percent of Indians are said to work in the informal sector and usually have no employment contracts or reserves. The country reacted early in the crisis, but fell nonetheless millions People through the restrictions in poverty and hunger.

The South Asian country counts so far 10.000Coronavirus infections *, 339 people have already died as a result of the virus. The densely populated Land is particularly susceptible to viral diseases in metropolitan areas. Keeping your distance properly or washing your hands is for many people not possiblebecause millions of Indians are not guaranteed access to clean water.

Coronavirus worldwide: IMF calls for debt relief for poor countries

Update from April 14, 2020, 8.21 a.m .: Given the Corona crisis has the International Monetary Fund (IMF)immediate debt relief for 25 developing countries proclaimed. As IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva announced on Monday, the IMF grants poor states for a period of six months Emergency loansto support them in the fight against Corona. The loans were approved for a number African countries as well as Afghanistan, Nepal, Haiti and Yemen

The necessary financial resources come from the Disaster Assistance Fund CCRT of the IMF, which during the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2015 and now converted due to the corona pandemic becomes. Currently the CCRT is worth $ 500 million.The largest contributors are Japan, Great Britain, China and the Netherlands. Georgieva campaigned for an increase in the fund and also called on other countries to contribute to the payment of contributions.

Meanwhile, the Australian authorities a worrying prognosis. The Corona crisis they believe will dramatically increase unemployment in the country. The Treasury expects the current unemployment rate to double from 5.1 percent to ten percentaccording to a report released by the ministry on Tuesday. If the unemployment rate rose to ten percent, 1.4 million Australians would no longer have a job. This would be the highest unemployment rate in the country in 30 years.

And the Aldi discounter chain is also hit hard by the Corona crisis. An Aldi boss has now commented on possible price increases. His forecast is likely to come as a surprise given the high demand for numerous products such as toilet paper and flour. You can find out about international economic developments in our news ticker.

Coronavirus worldwide: Pompeo makes serious allegations to the Chinese government

Update 6:37 p.m .: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has in an interview with the picture serious allegations made against the Chinese government. "We regret that this virus, this epidemic that began in Wuhan, China, was not known quickly enough," said Pompeo. The communist party did not provide the information in time.

Pompeo also indicated that there were still demands to be made of the Chinese government. “There will be a time when those responsible will be held accountable,” said the 56-year-old. At the moment, however, the US must concentrate on coping with the current situation in order to get the American economy back on its feet. "There will be a time for blame," added the US Secretary of State.

Update 6:23 p.m .: The World Health Organization WHO once again has to exercise extreme caution and caution in easing strict measures in the wake of the Corona crisis devices. “Now is the time to be vigilant. Now is the time to be very, very careful, "said WHO expert Michael Ryan on Monday in Geneva. Several conditions have to be met before you can go back to normal, noted WHO chief Tedros Adhanom. He also warned that the Coronavirus spread out quickly, but very slowly soften.

Coronavirus worldwide: But infected people in North Korea?

Update, 2:17 p.m .: So far, the North Korean state media had always announced that there was not a single case in the country, but these assurances did not materialize at the weekend. Senior officials have to take decisive action against the Coronavirus pandemic called in a session withRuler Kim Jong Un On Sunday (April 12th) a resolution that provides for stricter "national measures to protect the life and safety" of the North Koreans was approved. The limits to the Neighboring country China were closed shortly after the first cases became known, thousands of North Koreans and hundreds of foreigners were under for weeks quarantine posed. It is still unclear whether there are registered infections, according to the WHO, 709 people, including 11 foreigners, had been tested for the corona virus in North Korea by April 2.

Corona worldwide: criticism of Japan's prime minister - too few tests?

Update from April 13, 8:32 a.m.: After this Japan Having reported low case numbers for a long time and only closed schools, universities, sports facilities and nightclubs last Saturday (April 11th), Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abé came under strong criticism. A study by Oxford University had calculated that in Japan only 0.57 tests per 1000 population would be carried out - in Germany it is 15.97 for comparison.

Now they are rising Case numbers in Japan strong - according to information from Johns Hopkins University there were 863 confirmed new infections on Friday (April 10th), 475 on Saturday and 743 on Sunday yesterday. In total, Johns Hopkins University reports 7370 confirmed infections and 123 deaths, Japan's Ministry of Health says as of April 10th of 6720 confirmed cases.

Furthermore, there can be no talk of a nationwide Lockdown be - on Friday individual prefectures had the Emergency proclaimed for their regions. Because there is hardly any home office offered, many people still go to work.

Coronavirus: New outbreak in Chinese border town

Update from April 12th, 1:58 p.m .:China is concerned about the influx of travelers infected with and from the new coronavirus Russia come to the border town of Suifenhe in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. A team of 15 experts took off on Sunday Beijing on the way to Suifenhe near the Russian port city of Vladivostok, among other things, to Test possibilities to expand.

As of Saturday, around 300 cases were in the city with the Sars-CoV-2 virus reported, including around 100 infected people who showed no symptoms. Since the Air connections between China and Russia interrupted, many Chinese now fly to Vladivostok and then set off on the two-hour drive to the border. All entrants must be tested and are isolated in a facility. The border crossing had to be temporarily closed due to the rush.

In the city of 70,000 residents, a curfew was imposed on the strict measures that have just been lifted after a good two and a half months Place of origin of the pandemic in Wuhan resemble.

Coronavirus: China reports an increase in infections

Update from April 12, 7:31 a.m .:On Sunday, China had the highest number of imported cases of infection with the
Coronavirus reported in one day. Of a total of 99 newly registered infections, 97 were imported from abroad, said the health commission With.

Most recently, on March 25, a high of 67 imported cases was reported. Then had Beijing An entry ban from abroad was imposed on March 28, which continues to apply.

In addition, according to the information, 49 suspected corona cases were reported on Sunday, all of which are said to be imported cases.

The two at home Infections Both come from the northeastern province of Heilongjiang on the border with Russia.

Corona worldwide: Pakistan bans export of a possible Covid-19 drug

Update from April 11th, 3:52 p.m .:Pakistan has that Export of all medicines for malaria prophylaxis forbiddenthat may also be against the Covid-19 lung disease help. The export ban was introduced on Thursday, according to a decree from the Pakistani Ministry of Commerce. Analyzes are currently underway in several countries to determine whether drugs with anti-malarial agents can also be used Treatment of Covid-19 could be used.

Also the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer produces a drug for malaria prophylaxis in Pakistan. Resochin with the active ingredient chloroquine is currently only produced at one location in the South Asian country. Bayer announced more than a week ago that it would also produce Resochin in Europe.

Corona sound barrier broken - is there no immunity at all? New study questions everything

Update from April 11th, 9:09 am: Schools in China could resume classes by the end of April. This is the opinion of the head of the government's commission of experts in the fight against the new Coronavirus, Zhong Nanshan, according to the newspaper Global Times from Saturday. As long as there are no more large outbreaks, schools can open up.

Except for the specially protected capital Beijing and the severely affected Hubei Province all provinces and metropolises have already announced concrete plans to resume school operations in the next few weeks.

China got the disease under control but now face the risk of imported infections, the professor said in a video conference with experts. The country is looking for a careful balance between that Restarting the economy and the prevention of one "Second wave" by the Sars-CoV-2 virus. "There are two methods of dealing with a highly contagious disease: one is encapsulation and the other is mitigation." China's government has made a firm decision in favor of containment.

Update from April 10, 2020, 8:40 p.m .: How could the coronavirus spread so rapidly almost all over the world? Researchers have now followed the path and origin of the new Sars-CoV-2 - with amazing results, as you can read on merkur.de *.

Even in the Corona crisis, Pope Francis gives the Easter blessing "Urbi et Orbi". However, many things will be different at the celebration.

Corona sound barrier breached: over 100,000 deaths worldwide

Update, April 10, 2020, 7:58 p.m .: According to US experts, a sad mark was broken on Good Friday: There are more than 100,000 dead through the consequences of the Coronavirus. That goes from data of the American Johns Hopkins University from Friday.

The number of proven worldwide Cases of infection was therefore more than 1.6 million. The United States are - in absolute numbers - so far the country with the most reported infections, followed by Spain and Italy.

The Johns Hopkins University website is updated more frequently and therefore shows a higher level of confirmed infections than the official figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US CDC.

Is there a risk of long-term damage after an infection with the coronavirus? Experts now express a suspicion.

Is there no corona immunity at all? New study from South Korea questions everything

Update, April 10, 2020, 4:30 p.m.: So far, experts have assumed that Coronavirus patientsafter survivingCovid-19 disease For a certain period of time immune are against a renewed corona infection.

However, a study by the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention in South Korea now raises questions. According to the authorities, 51 is from one Coronavirus infection recovered people Covid-19 erupted again. The tests were positive, although the patients were previously considered cured. This is reported by the American news magazine Bloomberg.

Coronavirus worldwide: can Covid-19 be reactivated?

The patients would have, however, after their end quarantine not re-infected, said Jeong Eun-kyeong, head of the Korean agency. Rather, it is more likely that that Virus "reactivated" has been. "We see reactivation of the virus as a possible cause and will conduct a comprehensive study on this," said Jeong.

However, it has often happened that a patient is on one day during treatment tested negative and tested positive on another, Jeong continues. The test results are not always clear.

Coronavirus worldwide: Europe hardest hit

Update, 4.40 p.m.: While Europe remains the hardest hit continent (with currently 788,000 confirmed cases), the virus is currently spreading fastest in the United States out.

Thailand imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol, which should apply until the end of April. This should prevent excessive parties for the upcoming New Year celebrations.

In Northeast Syria, where about 1.3 million internally displaced people live, is preparing for the worst: While border crossings were closed, according to Medico International there was a lack of protective clothing, testing and hospital capacities. Syria, which only has tests evaluated centrally in Damascus, only has nine positive cases and one death.

Update, 1:34 p.m .: According to doctors from China, it is conceivable that the virus is on Babies can be transmitted in the womb. In 81,000 infections in China, four cases occurred in which newborns tested positive for the virus. All babies have only light ones Symptoms had. Although in all cases the children were isolated from the mothers showing Covid 19 symptoms and the births were born by caesarean section, other transmission routes could not be ruled out. A transfer to the uterus in the womb could be considered possible.

Coronavirus worldwide: Donald Trump threatens the WHO

First report from April 9th, 2020, 12.10 p.m .:

Munich - Donald Trump yesterday (April 8) the WHO threatened to stop paying them. That would WHO hit hard because the United States are the biggest donors.

This debate comes at a time when worldwide 1.49 million people tested positive for the coronavirus, barely 89,000 people died in connection with the coronavirus and about 332,000 people have recovered (Source and details: Johns Hopkins University). EUropa is still considered a crisis center. While some countries - such as China and Iran - have already eased their measures again, European countries such as Spain and Italy are facing a relaxation of the measures, while others are only now implementing stricter measures.

The role of WHO and its regional offices is to pass on findings * and make recommendations and coordinate responses to the pandemic, for example by deploying staff.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump against the WHO - what's wrong with the allegations?

Although Donald Trump has found a new scapegoat with his allegations against the WHO who distracts from his own, sometimes abstruse misjudgment of the situation, brings his attack on the WHO but a discussion started.

The Bild-Zeitung lists (behind the payment barrier) several statements by the WHO that would have turned out to be false in retrospect: The WHO said in mid-January that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission at the end of January the WHO contacted the Chinese government for the Cooperation and transparency thanks and emphasizes that the virus outbreak is not an international crisis.

Coronavirus: The WHO and China

These points have turned out to be rough after two months Misjudgment proven - a mistake that other institutions made, but probably the WHO should happen least of all. The even more serious accusation behind it, however, is: The WHO is a slave to China and rely - too often and still - on statements by the Chinese government that other experts have long questioned. According to the Tagesschau WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admittedly not knowing whether China is hiding something or not.

Coronavirus: WHO responses to Trump's allegations

UN chief António Guterres defended the role of WHOthat the virus was something unprecedented - of course it is possible that the same facts were interpreted differently by different entities. Still he posed Investigations for the time after the pandemic, in which the role of individuals Organizations would have to be worked up. We shouldn't waste time pointing the finger at others, "said WHO chairman Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on Wednesday. He warned against politicization of the virus:

𝙈𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨: 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨. 𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙚𝙨. @ DrTedros appeals for unity over # COVID19pic.twitter.com / pDMN6Lu5np

- UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) April 8, 2020

Times magazine warns of one Withdrawal of the USA from the WHObecause it would give China more scope for power - a wrong signal at this point in time. Civil society organizations such as Medico International, however, point out that the WHO has been underfunded for a long time and depends on project-related donations from private sector organizations.

The corona crisis continues to worsen in Turkey as well.

After WHO criticism: EU clearly contradicts Trump

The EU has meanwhile clearly contradicted US President Donald Trump in his criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO). "Cooperation, solidarity and multilateralism are the keys to our joint success against the coronavirus," wrote EU Foreign Affairs Representative Josep Borrell on Twitter on Thursday. WHO, under the leadership of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is providing life-saving support on the path to recovery for the whole world. "The EU fully supports this important work."

For his policy of tough hands, Markus Söder is now facing headwinds from the President of the World Doctors - Frank Ulrich Montgomery says: "Bavaria is doing the worst". After the results were published, the Heinsberg study was seen as a source of encouragement - but now there is criticism.

Donald Trump is exposed by his most important advisor in the Corona crisis, but could become the big winner of the situation. But now a meticulous chronology of Trump's corona mishaps brings the president into distress. Various media and also the BND come to the conclusion that China withheld important information at the beginning of the corona pandemic.

* Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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