WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier warned in a press conference in Geneva that China’s Wuhan coronavirus is “literally knocking at the door” of countries. He added that many countries have so-called “pandemic plans” ready. But for how, WHO is not planning to make “big announcement” of any kind.
Death toll in Iran surged to 15 today, with total of 95 confirmed cases. It’s just reported that the country’s deputy health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus. Situation in South Korea remains serious with 10 deaths and 977 confirmed cases. President Moon Jae-in warned the country is in “very grave” situation and the coming week would be key in the battle to contain the outbreak. After a sudden surge to 229 cases in Italy, 12 towns are locked down to contain the outbreak.