World Health Organisation to hold emergency meeting as Sars-like virus spreads in Asia

World Health Organisation to hold emergency meeting as Sars-like virus spreads in Asia

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-01-21 02:52

GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation said Monday that a key emergency committee would meet this week to discuss a new Sars-like virus spreading across China after it reached three other Asian countries.

The WHO panel will meet in Geneva on Wednesday (Jan 22) to determine whether to declare the outbreak "a public health emergency of international concern" - a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

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