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Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Emergency Declared by World Health Organization

Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Emergency Declared by World Health Organization

 

The rise in new coronavirus cases outside the China, now a global health emergency was declared by the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on Thursday (30.01.2020), and calling on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the disease. "The main reason for this global health declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He also said that the concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems. At least 213 people in the China have died from the virus, mostly in Hubei, with almost 10,000 cases nationally. The WHO said there had been 98 cases in 18 other countries, but no deaths.

 

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https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/01/1056372

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51318246