The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus could unwittingly exacerbate shortages of essential protective gear and he will ask G20 leaders this week to increase production and avoid export bans. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed journalists at a press conference from WHO headquarters in Geneva.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino shared the platform with Tedros and said world football’s governing body would join the WHO in a video campaign titled ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus.’

“Measures put in place to slow the spread of the virus

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