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Coronavirus live news: record daily cases in South Africa as India extends lockdown | World news

8.05pm EDT 20:05 A bit of background on Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHO: Taiwan – officially the Republic of China – was a founding member of the WHO when the global health body was created in 1948. But it was expelled in 1972 a year after losing the “China” seat at the United Nations to

WHO committee to discuss Taiwan exclusion


The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report.

Research from the University of Birmingham has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration authorities and being deported – and were therefore suffering in silence.

The report, Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Forced Migrant Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence, due to be published on Monday, took witness testimonies from more than 90 survivors and organisations in five countries, including the UK.

It found that victims were finding themselves locked in with perpetrators, with no access to shelters or advice organisations, and as a result were having to suffer abuse.

India extends lockdown

South Africa reports highest daily increase in cases




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