Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation, at Tuesday’s news briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: WHO head warns ‘time is of the essence’ in limiting disease’s global spread

  • World Health Organisation also gives the disease a name: Covid-19, for coronavirus disease of 2019
  • The virus ‘is more powerful in bringing serious consequences than any terrorist attack’, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation, at Tuesday’s news briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.