World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus “A Public Health Emergency”

As the global outbreak spreads, the declaration many expected has arrived.

The World Health Organization has declared Coronavirus a “Public Health Emergency.”

Here’s what they said in a series of Tweets:

“We don’t know what sort of damage this #2019nCoV virus could do if it were to spread in a country with a weaker health system.
We must act now to help countries prepare for that possibility””

“For all of these reasons, I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of #2019nCoV.”

“The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in #China, but because of what is happening in other countries”-

“Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it”- @DrTedros”

With Coronavirus continuing to spread, including here in Canada, there are growing calls for restrictions on travel to and from China. We are hearing and seeing more people call for that, yet the government is still refusing to act.

Spencer Fernando

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