China logs first virus death in 8 months as WHO huddles on new strains

Wuhan (China) (AFP) – China recorded its first Covid-19 death in eight months on Thursday, as experts huddled to discuss worrying new strains of the coronavirus that are spreading rapidly around the globe.  The gathering in Geneva of the World Health Organization’s emergency committee comes as their colleagues landed in Wuhan for a long-delayed mission to find the origins of the virus.  More than 91 million people have been infected, with almost two million of them dying, according to figures widely thought to be an underestimate. Much of the planet is enveloped in a second or third wave of th…

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