February 28, 2020 / 3:56 PM / a month ago

Coronavirus risk at very high global level, says WHO's Tedros

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - The risk of spread and impact of the coronavirus is now very high at a “global level”, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Friday.

China’s 329 reported cases in the past 24 hours was however the lowest there in more than a month, he said.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Catherine Evans

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