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WHO upgrades global risk of virus spread to ‘very high’

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By Agence France-Presse

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN health agency on Friday, February 28, upgraded the global risk from the new coronavirus to “very high,” saying the continued increase in cases and countries affected was “clearly of concern”.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened "an emergency committee" on the current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's violence-torn North Kivu region (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened "an emergency committee" on the current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's violence-torn North Kivu region (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
(AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level,” World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

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