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Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO

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The number of new COVID-19 cases globally has fallen for the third week in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday, though urging countries not to let up efforts to defeat the disease. 

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On Feb 2, 2021
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RT @UN_News_Centre: The @WHO reports new #COVID19 cases globally have reduced for three weeks in a row. Agency chief @DrTedros says this shows the virus can be controlled, even with new variants in circulation. https://t.co/tNIbdWyr3Z
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Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO

Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO

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