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WHO declares Coronavirus a global emergency, as death toll skyrockets


The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency, the World Health Organization determined yesterday. .
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Since it started last month, the virus’s spread has reached nearly two dozen countries, sickened thousands, and impacted both travel and business around the world.
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“The main reason is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries,” said Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, in a press conference today. .
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“Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to other countries with weaker health systems, which are ill prepared to deal with it.”
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The death toll from the disease has risen to 170 in China, with 7,834 people quarantined while 68 cases have been reported around the world.

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