world-must-consider-coronavirus-‘public-enemy-number-one’:-who

World must consider coronavirus ‘public enemy number one’: WHO

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization asked countries to be “as aggressive as possible” in fighting the newly named COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday.

“If the world doesn’t want to wake up and consider the virus as public enemy number one, I don’t think we will learn from our lessons,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva.

“…We are still in containment strategy and should not allow the virus to have a space to have local transmission.”

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehey; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Kevin Liffey