Pandemic declaration an attempt to contain Covid-19 spread

Publish Date
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 5:58PM
Otago University Professor of Public Health Michael Baker says people need to stay home if they have fever, weakness or a cough. Photo / Fil

Pandemic declaration an attempt to contain Covid-19 spread

Publish Date
Thu, 12 Mar 2020, 5:58PM

A public health professor's implying the World Health Organisation has deliberately down-played the COVID-19 outbreak, in an attempt to contain it.

The WHO has now declared a global pandemic, as confirmed cases globally surpasses 115-thousand.

But Michael Baker told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford it's been a pandemic for more than a month.

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