Faced with the spread of the new coronavirus, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the epidemic as “an international public health emergency”. WHO is concerned about the spread of the virus in other countries and fears that countries with a more fragile health system will be ravaged by the epidemic.
WHO is working to curb the spread of cornavirus worldwide, already responsible for the deaths of 213 people and 10,000 cases of contamination in China. Two cases of infected citizens were also identified this Friday, January 31, 2020 in England according to the chief of medical services, Chris Whitty. Five European countries have now been affected.
Indeed, the day before, Thursday, January 30, Italy had declared its first two cases while France had identified its sixth confirmed case, a liberal doctor who had been in contact with a person whose contamination had then been confirmed in Asia. The United States also reported for the first time the spread of the virus from one person to another directly on its soil.
Dozens of companies have suspended their airlines with China, including: British Airways, Iberia, Air France and KLM.