World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media briefing on Friday. The UN health agency has upgraded the global risk from the coronavirus to the highest level. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: World Health Organisation upgrades global risk of virus spread to ‘very high’

  • WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters that issue is ‘clearly of concern’
  • Officials stop short of calling the outbreak a ‘pandemic’, citing a lack of conclusive evidence
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World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a media briefing on Friday. The UN health agency has upgraded the global risk from the coronavirus to the highest level. Photo: AFP
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