Coronavirus: WHO Declares Global Health Emergency

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Coronavirus: WHO Declares Global Health Emergency
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a global health emergency in view of the coronavirus becoming increasingly life-threatening in China.

In a tweet, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of #2019nCoV….(coronavirus).”

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The coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the world, including in China, where 213 people have died from contracting it so far. According to a WHO report, 7,736 cases of coronavirus infection have come to light in China till now.

Cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in 18 countries outside China too, such as the United States, France, Singapore, Canada, India, Finland, Nepal, the Philippines and others.

An alert regarding the virus has been issued in various Indian cities and thermal screening is being conducted at international airports. It has been advised to keep under observation anyone showing symptoms of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, India has confirmed its first positive case of the coronavirus. The patient, who belongs to Kerala, was studying at China’s Wuhan University and had returned home a few days earlier. The student’s condition is stable and he has been admitted to the Isolation Ward, where a team of doctors is closely monitoring him.