Covid-2019 becomes official name of new Chinese coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

The WHO holds work on activation of the work of the UN Crisis Management Team
18:24, 11 February 2020


The official name of the new coronavirus from China is Covid-2019 as the World Health Organization reported citing Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Ghebreyesus noted that the World Health Organization activated the UN Crisis Management Team.

“We have also activated a UN Crisis Management Team. This will help WHO focus on the health response while the other agencies can bring their expertise to bear on the wider social, economic & developmental implications of the COVID19 outbreak”, he stated.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry expects supply of another batch of test systems for coronavirus diagnosis

Earlier, Healthcare Minister of Ukraine Zoriana Skaletska reported that two Ukrainians, infected with new Chinese coronavirus at the board of Diamond Princess cruise liner, stay in the hospital in Japan.

On February 10, it was reported that one more Ukrainian got infected with Chinese coronavirus on the Diamond Princess liner. 136 persons at the vessel diagnosed with coronavirus; the number of diseased increased twice for 24 hours. 25 Ukrainians stay at the vessel, while two of them infected.

Besides, Ukraine’s Ministry of Healthcare is examining five Ukrainians with suspected cases of coronavirus.


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