Commuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFECommuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Commuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Global health emergency declared by World Health Organisation, reversing earlier decision on outbreak

  • Decision comes amid growing criticism of the UN health agency’s move last week not to declare the outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’
  • Disease is spreading steadily overseas as cases rise inside China

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Commuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFECommuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Commuters wearing masks exit the Bangkok Mass Transit System in Thailand’s capital on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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