Coronavirus: WHO Declares Global Health Emergency
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.
The World Health Organisation (@WHO) has declared #Coronavirus a global emergency as the outbreak continues to spread outside #China. The virus death toll has reached to 213 in China@rumanaalvi4#CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusWho #GlobalEmergency #GlobalHealthEmergency pic.twitter.com/2ARaqqiIoX— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) January 31, 2020