It’s been revealed a few hours ago that the World Health Organization called the outbreak of coronavirus in China a global health emergency. They cited the risk that sometimes the deadly viruses could expand to otheer countries beyond China.
Bloomberg reported that this important statement comes hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S.
This was about a woman who traveled to China and then infected her husband. It’s also worth noting that the confirmed cases in China have topped 10,000, and now, nations are taking drastic measures to stop the virus’s spread, according to the latest information coming from Bloomberg.
They also noted that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised China‘s efforts to contain the outbreak and made sure to highlight the fact that the world has faith in China’s work in order to do so.
“Let me be clear: This declaration is not a vote of no confidence in China,” Tedros said.
The US advises against traveling to China
BBC also revealed that the US is advising against all travel to China. BBC reveals that people in China have been urged to “consider departing using commercial means”.
It’s been reported that at least 213 people have died in China, and, more than that, almost 10,000 cases of the virus.
There have reportedly been 98 cases in 18 other countries, according to the WHO, but no deaths have been reported in other countries.
BBC notes that most of the international cases are in people who had been to the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began.
Not too long ago, we reported that a robot is used in the US to treat a patient who is infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus, according to the latest reports coming from CNN.