WHO raises risk assessment for new coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The World Health Organization ( WHO ) has corrected from “moderate” to “increased” an assessment of the risk of contracting a new coronavirus at the international level, reports France Presse.

To date, WHO has reported that the risk of infection is very high in China, high at the regional level and moderate at the international level.

“This is a mistake in the wording, and we corrected it,” – said the representative of WHO.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, located in the central part of the country.

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is 2019-nCoV coronavirus. Outside of mainland China, infections were reported in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and also in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Vietnam, Singapore, Nepal, France, Australia, and Malaysia.


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