Coronavirus should be seen as ‘public enemy number one’, says WHO

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says vaccine for COVID-19 virus could be 18 months away

The new coronavirus devastating Chinese cities and spreading into many other countries around the world is “a very grave threat”, the director general of the World Health Organization has warned, comparing its potential with that of terrorism.

“Viruses can have more powerful consequences than any terrorist action,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after an international meeting of 400 scientists and other experts convened in Geneva to look for solutions to the crisis.

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