WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

first_imgFinancial markets have gone into atailspin after grim news of deaths and outbreaks in the Middle East, Europe andAsia, even as the Chinese epicentre appeared to be calming, with the death tollat its lowest for almost three weeks. PHOTO BY REUTERS BEIJING – The new coronavirus has peakedin China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization warned,as infections mushroom in other countries. Confirmed cases at the centre of the global coronavirus outbreak. AFP But the situation is worsening in othercountries, with more than 2,000 cases and around 30 deaths reported abroad,prompting a raft of restrictions on travellers from infected nations. (AFP)last_img