By declaring the outbreak a PHEIC, WHO has emphasized the urgent need to coordinate global efforts to investigate and better understand 2019-nCoV, to minimize the threat in affected countries and to reduce the risk of further worldwide spread.
In expanding the advisory against non-essential travel throughout China, the ministry cited concerns about the disease spreading and noted other countries such as the USA were giving similar advice. Despite issuing its strongest warning, the World Health Organization recommended that countries avoid implementing travel or trade restrictions.
He added: "Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it".
So far there have been 97 people tested in the United Kingdom for the virus, and dramatic video showed the moment hazmat-wearing paramedics quarantined a suspected patient in Birmingham.
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The questioning precedes a crucial vote later in the week on whether to call witnesses including Bolton, as Democrats have sought. The Trump administration issued a threat to Bolton to keep him from releasing The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.
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Embassy there, to closing Palestinian diplomatic offices in Washington and cutting funding to Palestinian aid programs. Netanyahu has been flirting with plans to annex the Jordan Valley as well as Jewish settlements across the West Bank.
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According to New York Times reporter Alan Rappeport, Mnuchin also added that he was not an "expert" on environmentalism. Thunberg has also been a target of President Donald Trump , who has mocked the teen activist on Twitter.
Russian Federation said it would evacuate more than 2,500 of its citizens holidaying on China's Hainan island, far from the epicentre of the outbreak, a day after sealing its remote far-eastern frontier.
Countries have scrambled to evacuate their nationals from Wuhan, with hundreds of US, Japanese, British, French and South Korean citizens evacuated so far, and more countries planning airlifts.
The main symptoms of the virus are fever and a cough on admission to hospital.
Myanmar sent a plane back to China after a Chinese passenger was hospitalised with possible symptoms.
Britain and Russian Federation each reported their first two cases on Friday and Sweden announced its first infection. "We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus", said Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention describes the coronavirus as a "mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold".