A couple walk near the deserted Forbidden City in Beijing this week. The coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Photo: AFP

Experts say WHO’s time has come to declare coronavirus outbreak world health emergency

  • World Health Organisation committee will meet on Thursday for third time in a week to decide threat posed by outbreak
  • Former WHO adviser on communicable diseases says there is ‘imminent risk’ of international spread of virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A couple walk near the deserted Forbidden City in Beijing this week. The coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Photo: AFP
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