WHO Declares Coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern
The World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus epidemic in China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of WHO said: "Let me be clear, this declaration is not a vote of no confidence on China. Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems."
This follows mounting evidence that the virus has spread to some 18 countries so far.