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In Video... WHO Raises Awareness on Coronavirus

Thu 05 Mar 2020 | 10:04 AM
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Amid concerns related to Coronavirus, World Health Organization (WHO) raised awareness about the issue and its transmission methods.


It is worth mentioning that, Egypt has also launched a new website aimed to spread awareness among Egyptians about China-originated Coronavirus that appeared in December 2019, the state’s cabinet media center reported on Monday.

The site is designed to be a one-stop resource for the Egyptians that includes public information about the deadly virus, such as means of transmission, protective measures, answers to the frequently asked questions and links to global, national, and local organizations monitoring the virus.

The WHO has warned that world countries should do more and prepare for a possible pandemic because of Coronavirus outbreak.

In an official statement, WHO said that it is too early to announce a pandemic now, but the countries should be in a “phase of preparedness”.

“The epidemic will be declared when the infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world,” the statement read.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

China is trying with all its might to confront the effects resulting from the outbreak of the new Coronavirus, via a series of strong and effective measures that seek to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by this deadly virus.

What is the latest Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are part of the family of viruses known as Coronaviridae. The new form of Coronavirus known as Coronavirus 2019-nCoV, that is currently affecting inpiduals, originated at the seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus was first reported to the WHO on December 31. The Wuhan market has been shut down since January 1.