March 24, 2020 / 10:40 AM / 7 days ago

WHO sees potential of U.S. becoming new coronavirus epicentre

GENEVA, March 24 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a “very large acceleration” in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of becoming the new epicentre. Asked whether the United States could become the new epicentre, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters: “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential.” (Reporting by Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Alison Williams)

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