Coronavirus declared as a ‘Global Health Emergency’


‘Coronavirus’ in China brings the death toll to 213 including 43 more deaths on Friday, which is the highest death toll in the last 24 hours.

According to WHO, almost 9,800 cases of the virus are recorded worldwide. In China, Nearly 2,000 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.

In a recent meeting of the World Health Organization held in Geneva. 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.”

World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak in China a global emergency and confirmed that the virus has spread to at least 18 other countries.

Nearly 9,692 cases of this devilish infection were recorded in Beijing. This virus is spreading rapidly from Wuhan’s Hubei province to the other 31 provinces of China.

Coronavirus has found in patients who had not been to China in countries like Taiwan, Germany, Vietnam, Japan, France, and the United States. The good news is, No deaths have been reported outside China yet.

Here is a list of countries with the number of reported cases of infection till now.

Thailand & Japan = 14 cases

Hong Kong and Singapore = 10

Taiwan = 8 

Australia, Malaysia & Macau = 7  

France & the United States = 6 

South Korea, Germany & the United Arab Emirates = 4

Canada = 3 

Britain, Vietnam, and Italy = 2 

India, Philippines, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Finland & Tibet = 1

Recently, Tibet has confirmed its first case which clearly shows that China’s provinces and territories have now been touched by the outbreak.

Many countries around the globe including Turkey, Vietnam, and Kenya suspend all flights to and from China. Vietnam bans the visas for Chinese tourists. Oman, USA, and Germany advise people against traveling to China. Japan urges people to avoid making non-urgent trips to China. Mongolia closed all the ports of entry from China. UK government brings back Britons and many other foreigners by sending a plane to Wuhan. Turkey is about to evacuate its people from China.

CNN’s senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen provides the necessary information about the virus.

  • No cure is found yet but researchers of all over the world are trying to find it. Coronavirus has successfully grown the virus in a lab and their next step is to develop a vaccine.
  • This virus can be spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. It is not confirmed yet that this virus is airborne or not.
  • It is not safe to travel to China or from China. Many countries already suspended their flights.
  • This virus can affect people of all ages and people with lower immunity have a high risk of vulnerable to severe complications.
  • Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough, flu, and trouble breathing. It’s better to go for a checkup if you have any.

Social media networks are taking immediate and bold steps to prevent the spread of misinformation and removing false content related to the coronavirus. Facebook said,

“Content with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities that could cause harm to people who believe them.”

China is expressing the confidence and capability to win the war against this contagious virus. The Ministry spokesperson, Hua Chunying said: 

“China will continue to work with the WHO and other countries to maintain global and regional public health security.”

He added, “The Chinese government is arranging charter planes to send overseas back as soon as possible.



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