Fourteen vaccination campaigns that would have covered more than 13 million people have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Fourteen vaccination campaigns that would have covered more than 13 million people have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has said.

In his opening remarks to today’s coronavirus press conference, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said vaccination drives against polio, measles, cholera, human papillomavirus, yellow fever and meningitis had not gone ahead.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters the daily press briefings are expected to resume later this week, but likely with a facelift.

“They might have a new look to them, a new focus to them,” she said.

It seems to be fake however.

The image closely matches a photo taken of Kim Jong-il during his funeral in 2011 after he died of a heart attack.

Satellite pictures showed that Mr Kim’s 250m-long train parked in Wonsan at a station reserved for the ruling family on April 21 and April 23, the respected 38North website reported.

It noted that the presence of the train “does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health”. It added: “But it does lend weight to reports that Kim is staying at an elite area on the country’s eastern coast.”

Hospitals are also allowed to perform their whole range of procedures including non-urgent operations from today. 

If the initial re-opening does not lead to a new spike in coronavirus cases, Swiss authorities plan to open other shops and schools from May 11.