Covid-19 Update from World Health Organization

Press conference 27th March 2020

Delivering the update on behalf of the WHO are;

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is an American infectious disease epidemiologist. With a background in high threat pathogens, Van Kerkhove specializes in emerging infectious diseases and is based in the Health Emergency Program at the World Health Organization.


Dr. Michael Ryan Michael (Mike) is a former trauma surgeon and epidemiologist specialising in infectious disease and public health. He is Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme where he leads the team responsible for the international containment and treatment of COVID-19.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian politician and academic who has been Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017.