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Hi, this is Pip. Following a meeting with a group of China’s top scientists in Geneva this week, the WHO has put pressure on Beijing to provide more accurate Covid-19 data as cases in the country spike. We’ve got the latest.

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People receive intravenous treatment at a community healthcare center in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province 3 January, 2023. (Keystone/Long Wei/Avalon)

WHO pressures China to come clean on Covid. Senior officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) have put pressure on China to provide more Covid-19 data after the country’s top scientists met with WHO officials in Geneva on Tuesday. Addressing reporters on Wednesday, WHO’s Mike Ryan raised concerns that Beijing is underrepresenting the number of hospitalisations and deaths from the disease. The UN agency is due to meet the scientists again on Thursday as concerns grow about the spike in Covid-19 cases in China.

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