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WHO convening experts on drugs, vaccines to set coronavirus research agenda

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WHO convening experts on drugs, vaccines to set coronavirus research agenda

Experts will meet in Geneva from Feb 11-12 to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

“There is no proven effective therapeutics for novel coronavirus,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO emergencies programme, told a news conference.

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According to Reuters, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a multinational WHO-led team would go to China “very soon”.

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