World WHO declares global emergency as Coronavirus’ death toll rises to 170 in China - The Cable


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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a global emergency on Coronavirus as the death toll from the disease has risen to 170 in China.

WHO made the declaration on Thursday, saying the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it emerged last month.

In a series of tweets, Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of WHO, said more damage could be done to countries with weaker health systems.

“We don’t know what sort of damage this #2019nCoV virus could do if it were to spread in a country with a weaker health system. We must act now to help countries prepare for that possibility,” one of the tweets read.

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