WHO director for Americas says region close to 3 million COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization's regional director for the Americas Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 epidemiological curve is still rising sharply in the region, with close to 3 million confirmed cases.
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Published on June 5, 2020 -  01:28
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