The global number of COVID-19 cases topped 100,000 cases today and approached 102,000, according to tracking sites that record new cases in real-time, with cases surgin in several European countries in addition to Italy, and with no let-up in two other hot spots: South Korea and Iran.

At a media briefing today, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said a research and development roadmap has now been published, based on a global expert meeting held last month. The report distills research priorities into nine key areas.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said may efforts are well under way, adding that the WHO has received prequalification applications for 40 diagnostic tests and about 20 vaccines are under development.

WHO notes stretched oxygen supplies

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