Coronavirus is a global emergency : WHO


The  Coronavirus had been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

“ The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief.

The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems. The Us has told its citizens not to travel to China, as the state department issued a level four warning. China has said it will send charter planes to bring back Hubei province residents who are overseas as soon as possible.

230 people in China have died from the virus and over 11, 000 cases nationally affected.

According to WHO there had been 98 cases in 18 countries from people who had been to Wuhan a province of 60 million people in Hubei but no deaths from the virus outside China. The city has effectively been sealed off and China has put numerous transport restrictions in place to curb the spread of the virus. The virus outbreak is affecting  China’s economy, the world’s second largest.83 Britons and 27 foreign nationals who were trapped in Wuhan are on a flight back to the UK and due to land at RAF Brize Norton at 13:00 GMT. On arrival, the UK passengers will be taken to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral  170 mile journey and quarantined for two weeks. The 27 foreign nationals thought to be EU citizens will fly on to Spain.

The virus will spread when people sneeze or cough from person to person.,