WHO to meet again to consider coronavirus emergency status

The World Health Organisation’s Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has announced that the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee would reconvene on Thursday to determine the new status of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Ghebreyesus said the committee would be reconvened to advise him on whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, or not.

He noted that most confirmed cases were in China but that three countries have recorded person-to-person transmission, outside of China.

If the meeting holds, it would be the third time that the committee will be coming together to assess the level of threat the new disease would be having on global health.

Mr Ghebreyesus, on his Twitter handle @Dr_Tedros on Wednesday, said…

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