Coronavirus global emergency
World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared a global emergency for coronavirus as the China death toll rose to 213 with cases rising to 9,692 on 30 January.
In a statement, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries. Also, they declared a global emergency as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.
He also said the coronavirus can spread to countries with more inadequate health systems. He said 213 people in China have died because of this virus. Mostly in Hubei, with almost 10,000 cases nationally.
However, he said there had been 98 cases in 18 other countries, but no deaths. Also, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States patients were infected by people who had traveled to China.
Also, declaring a global emergency allows the WHO to support lower and middle-income countries to strengthen their disease surveillance.
Corona virus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in the nose, sinuses or upper throat. It can infect both humans and animals.
Written by tatenda