Coronavirus cases spreading outside China ‘could be spark’ that becomes ‘bigger fire’: WHO


now let’s turn to the other big story
here in South Korea and that is the corona virus outbreak the World Health
Organization has expressed concerns about the latest coronavirus cases
confirmed in Europe that were transmitted without any travel history
to China the very epicenter of the corona virus outbreak Eastern je reports earlier this week five British citizens
were confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus after visiting a
French Alpine town from another British national who was confirmed to have the
virus after returning from a conference in Singapore none of the patients had
any history of traveling to China yet they still fell ill according to the
head of the World Health Organization new cases like these could signal the
start of a wider spread of the corona virus in recent days we have seen some
concerning instances of onward transmission from people with no travel
history to China like the cases reported in France yesterday and the United
Kingdom today the detection of this small number
of cases could be the spark that becomes a bigger fire but for now it’s only a
spark our objective remains containment his comments come as an advanced whu-oh
team of medical experts arrived in China on Monday to investigate the outbreak
dwh o chief says the team will work with their Chinese counterparts to contain
the spread of the virus last month the head of the w-h-o visited Beijing
for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and agreed to send an
international mission to help curb the outbreak however it took the Chinese
government nearly two weeks to approve the team’s trip meanwhile a new study
has revealed the incubation period of the novel coronavirus could be as long
as 24 days while initial studies the 14-day incubation period data
collected on over 1,000 patients showed the average incubation period was three
days and could range from 0 to 24 days despite the latest findings the w-h-o
says it’s not considering changing the recommended quarantine time of two weeks
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