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‘Lost opportunity’: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop coronavirus pandemic, panel says

World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a pandemic sooner.In a report issued to the media Monday, the panel led by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said there were “lost opportunities” to set up basic public health measures as early as possible.“What is clear to the panel is that public health measures could have been applied more forcefully by local and national health authorities in China in January,” it said.

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