This was stated by the head of WHO Tedros Adan Gebreisus during a briefing on Friday, February 28, writes RBC.
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He stated that the risk of spreading coronavirus in the world is very high.
"Our epidemiologists are constantly monitoring these events, and now we have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and exposure risk of Covid-2019 to a very high level at the global level," said the head of WHO.
He added that most cases can still be traced to known contacts or groups of cases, and that there is as yet no evidence in WHO that the virus spreads freely in communities.
The continued increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the number of countries concerned over the past few days is certainly a matter of concern.
– noted Gebreesus.
Coronavirus Covid-19: short
As of February 28, more than 80 thousand people fell ill with coronavirus, most of them in China. More than 2700 people died from the disease, more than 30 thousand people recovered. Over the past days, the virus has spread rapidly throughout Europe, and Italy is currently the epicenter of the outbreak. As of February 28, not a single case of Covid-19 coronavirus has been recorded in Ukraine. On February 20, Ukraine evacuated 45 Ukrainians and 27 foreigners from Chinese Wuhan – they will spend 2 weeks in the observatory. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine recommends to refrain from traveling to countries in which an outbreak of coronavirus was recorded.
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