WHO Warns Overseas Spread of Coronavirus may be “Tip of the Iceberg”

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The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on 10th February issued a warning that it will be the “tip of the iceberg”, to the people with no travel history to China regarding the overseas cases of Coronavirus. He advises to all the countries that prepare for the possible arrival of the epidemic virus that killed over 900 people.

Ghebreyesus lauded the health workers, nurses, and doctors for doing their utmost and termed them as “True heroes”. In December, the outbreak first surfaced in China’s Wuhan city’s central Hubei province there millions of people were under lockdown in a bid to stop it from spreading. He added, in the public health emergency all countries are taking efforts to prepare for 2019 Coronavirus’s possible arrival and they will do their utmost to contain it should it arrive. The implementation of lab capacity for rapid diagnosis, other tools and contact tracing in the public health arsenal, Ghebreyesus Said.

He also mentioned that the donors have been stepping out in the spirit of financial solidarity, but have not reached yet of US$675 million for WHO and countries.

China’s National Health Commission said, a total of 908 people have died and 40,171 confirmed cases of infection in patients have been reported so far. There have been more than 350 patients reported for coronavirus in almost 30 countries with two deaths.

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