World Health chief calls emergency talks on coronavirus

A woman wears a mask as an employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday called a new emergency meeting of experts to discuss whether the coronavirus outbreak that began in China constitutes an international health emergency.

“I have decided to reconvene the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on the new #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) tomorrow,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01