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Ten key moments in WHO's COVID-19 response

Here are 10 key moments in the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, since the first signs were detected in China.

March 29, 2021 / 02:36 PM IST

Here are 10 key moments in the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, since the first signs were detected in China:

First alert

The WHO office in China picks up a media statement referring to cases of "viral pneumonia" on the website of the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on December 31, 2019.

WHO's epidemic intelligence service sees a media report on the international epidemic watch system ProMED about the same cluster of cases of "pneumonia of unknown cause" in Wuhan.