On Wednesday, British Airways and Lufthansa announced they were suspending all flights in and out of China, while a number of other airlines have scaled back their services to China. Photo: EPA

China coronavirus: WHO in uncharted territory in dealing with emergency in world’s second largest economy

  • Experts say the World Health Organisation (WHO) faces an unprecedented challenge in deciding whether to declare China coronavirus a global emergency
  • Such decisions are inherently political, and ‘the bigger the player, the more intense and powerful the pressure’
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On Wednesday, British Airways and Lufthansa announced they were suspending all flights in and out of China, while a number of other airlines have scaled back their services to China. Photo: EPA
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Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.