Medical officers spray antiseptic over Indonesian nationals returning from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, at Hang Nadim airport in Batam on February 2. Photo: Antara Foto/Reuters

Letters | Coronavirus: was there a China factor to why WHO delayed declaration of global emergency?

  • Although confirmed cases were being reported around the world, the WHO did not declare an international emergency till January 30
  • Is the lack of transparency in Beijing and Geneva undermining global disease control?
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical officers spray antiseptic over Indonesian nationals returning from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, at Hang Nadim airport in Batam on February 2. Photo: Antara Foto/Reuters
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