The WHO said the coronavirus outbreak is not a global health emergency but may become one. Photo: AP
The WHO said the coronavirus outbreak is not a global health emergency but may become one. Photo: AP

China coronavirus: World Health Organisation not declaring virus’ spread a global emergency

  • The UN agency’s ruling came as Beijing placed eight cities in central China’s Hubei province, including capital Wuhan, under lockdown to stop the virus’ spread
  • Authorities also reported the first fatality outside Hubei, after an 80-year-old in Hebei province who died on Wednesday was confirmed to have had the illness

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The WHO said the coronavirus outbreak is not a global health emergency but may become one. Photo: AP
The WHO said the coronavirus outbreak is not a global health emergency but may become one. Photo: AP
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