The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the world health organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.
Who Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in china but what is happening in other countries
Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, Dr Tedros described the virus as an “unprecedented outbreak” that has been met with an “unprecedented response”.
He praised the “extraordinary measures” Chinese authorities had taken, and said there was no reason to limit trade or travel to China.
The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems.
Meanwhile, the US has told its citizens not to travel to china.
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.
Most international cases are in people who had been to Wuhan in Hubei
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