Coronavirus: WHO raises threat level

Source : 112 Ukraine

China reported 329 cases of COVID19 in past 24 hours, lowest monthly rate.
09:05, 1 March 2020


WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced a decision to declare the highest possible threat level for the coronavirus epidemic. He wrote about this on Twitter.

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“In my briefing today, I informed media that based on latest #coronavirus developments we have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of #COVID19 to very high at a global level,” he wrote.

The WHO reports that over the past 24 hours, China reported 329 cases of COVID19, the lowest rate for the month.

China reported a total of 78,959 infections, including 2791 death.

Outside of China, 4,351 people are currently infected in 49 countries and 67 deaths have been recorded.

As we reported before, people with coronavirus in Ukraine will be treated free of charge in municipal and state medical institutions. Minister of Health of Ukraine Zoryana Skaletska assured.

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"All people, who are in our medical institutions of communal and state ownership, receive treatment free of charge. Medicines are not specific, they are not difficult to deliver. Now there are medicines in healthcare institutions," Skaletska said.

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