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Coronavirus more deadly than flu but containable: WHO's Tedros

Reuters Tuesday, 3 March 2020
About 3.4% of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died, far above seasonal flu's fatality rate of under 1%, but the novel coronavirus can be contained, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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