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20 Jan 2020

WHO to hold urgent meeting to determine if Coronavirus is international public health emergency

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Today the World Health Organisation has announced it is to hold an emergency committee meeting, as cases of a new pneumonia virus detected in China continue to rise.

It comes as Chinese officials this afternoon confirmed the new coronavirus is spread between humans, raising fears about containing it.  More than 200 cases have been confirmed and three people have died.