Travellers wearing face masks walk through Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday as the coronavirus spreads globally. Photo: Bloomberg

China coronavirus: World Health Organisation delays declaring virus’ spread an international emergency

  • WHO’s emergency committee is to reconvene on Thursday to decide whether a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ is needed to fight deadly illness
  • The committee needs more information from China about a travel ban in Wuhan and other details about how patients were infected
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Travellers wearing face masks walk through Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday as the coronavirus spreads globally. Photo: Bloomberg
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