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  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    WHO declared "massive infodemic"

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    On 2 February, the WHO declared there was a "massive infodemic" accompanying the outbreak and response, citing an over-abundance of reported information, accurate and false, about the virus that "makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it." The WHO stated that the high demand for timely and trustworthy information has incentivized the creation of a direct WHO 24/7 myth-busting hotline where its communication and social media teams have been monitoring and responding to misinformation through its website and social media pages.




  • Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Wenzhou implement partial lock-down

    Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Sunday Feb 2, 2020

    On 2 February 2020, the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province also implemented a partial lockdown, closing 46 of the 54 highway checkpoints.




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