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WHO: Window of opportunity to contain virus is Narrowing

Dubai – Masaader News

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said the window of opportunity to contain the virus was “narrowing”. He has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases, according to BBC.

China has reported 76,288 cases including 2,345 deaths.

And cases Outside China are on the rise in South Korea, Italy, Iran and other countries, more than 1,200 cases of the virus have been confirmed in 26 countries and there have been eight deaths.

They include two deaths in South Korea, which has the biggest cluster of confirmed cases apart from China and a cruise ship quarantined in Japan.

On Saturday, South Korea reported 142 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the national tally to 346.

On Friday, doctors in Italy said a 78-year-old man became the first person in the country to die from the new coronavirus, Ansa news agency reported.

Earlier Italy had announced 16 more cases and its health minister said schools and offices would be closed and sports events cancelled in the affected regions.

China has reported 76,288 cases including 2,345 deaths. The new virus, which originated last year in Hubei province in China, causes a respiratory disease called Covid-19.

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