Morning News Brief: WHO defends China, coronavirus death toll, and more!

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Feb 16, 2020, 08:37 AM(IST)

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India is also doing everything to control the possible transmission of the virus to the country. 

WHO defends China's handling of coronavirus as death toll rises to 1,665

China

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached 1,665 as of the end of Saturday, up by 142 from the previous day.

Ukrainian President Zelensky rejects Trump's claim that Ukraine is corrupt

Ukraine

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelenskiy said he was very open with Trump.

COVID-19: Countries issue travel and health advisories to citizens

India

India has advised its citizens to refrain from travelling to China. The Indian government has said that anyone with a travel history in China since January 15, 2020 could be quarantined.

Jaishankar meets Pompeo, Pelosi on sidelines of Munich Security Conference

S Jaishankar

"Good to see @SecPompeo at #MSC2020. Allowed us to take stock of the relationship as we look forward to @realDonaldTrump 's visit," Jaishankar said on Twitter.

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