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
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’

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
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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