CORONAVIRUS CASES MAY ONLY BE THE ‘TIP OF THE ICEBERG’, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WARNS
Written by thereachfm on February 11, 2020
The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Ghebreyesus
has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being
transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could
be the tip of the iceberg.
According to reports, Ghebreyesus in a tweet said containment
of the virus remains WHO’s objective, but all countries must use
the window of opportunity created by the containment strategy
to prepare for the virus’s possible arrival.
Outside mainland China, there have been more than 350
infections reported in nearly 30 places. There have been two
deaths, one in the Philippines and the other in Hong Kong.
Several countries have banned arrivals from China while major
airlines have suspended flights, and Air China cancelled some of
its flights to the United States.