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The World Health Organization has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for coronavirus - this is why

Countries failing to provide adequate and large scale testing have come under criticism from the organization. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Johnny Wood

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A medical staff member in protective gear prepares to take samples from a visitor in his car at 'drive-thru' testing center for the novel coronavirus disease of COVID-19 in Yeungnam University Medical Center in Daegu, South Korea Coronavirus china virus health healthcare who world health organization disease deaths pandemic epidemic worries concerns Health virus contagious contagion viruses diseases disease lab laboratory doctor health dr nurse medical medicine drugs vaccines vaccinations inoculations technology testing test medicinal biotechnology biotech biology chemistry physics microscope research influenza flu cold common cold bug risk symptomes respiratory china iran italy europe asia america south america north washing hands wash hands coughs sneezes spread spreading precaution precautions health warning covid 19 cov SARS 2019ncov wuhan sarscow wuhanpneumonia  pneumonia outbreak patients unhealthy fatality mortality elderly old elder age serious death deathly deadly
Drive-through testing facilities were set up in parts of South Korea. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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