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Infectious Diseases

24 January 2020

WATCH: Chinese coronavirus 'not yet' a global emergency, says WHO

The new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency, according to to the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday that the new coronavirus that has emerged in China and spread to several other countries does not yet constitute an international emergency but it was tracking its evolution "every minute".

According to an AFP report, 830 cases have now been reported, with at least 25 deaths.

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