WHO expresses concern over coronavirus outbreak outside China
Head of the World Health Organisation has shown concern over the number of patients with no direct clear to China or other confirmed cases.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shown concern. He commented after Iran’s announcement of two more deaths. Deaths increased to four.
He said that the window of chance to contain the virus was “narrowing”.
According to Iranian health officials, the virus may already prevail in “all Iran’s cities”.
Note that there are 1,152 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 26 countries. Eight deaths were also reported. Among them, two deaths were reported from South Korea.
Apart from that, there are 75,567 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China. Over 2,239 people have lost their lives in the country.
Dr. Tedros said that although the number of cases outside China is small, the pattern of infection was tormenting.
He said, “We are concerned about the number of cases with no clear epidemiological link, such as travel history to or contact with a confirmed case,”
He also said that new deaths and outbreaks in Iran were very concerning.
However, he also said that the measures China and other countries have taken implies that there was still a “fighting chance” of stopping new cases. He also had invited countries to use more resources to fight against the possible outbreak.
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