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WHO declares state of emergency due to coronavirus, flights to China cancelled

WHO Director General Tedros Adanom Gebreuisus called the spread of the coronavirus in China an international emergency as an international emergency. This means recognizing the situation as such, which poses a risk to other countries that requires the intervention of the international community.

The organization recommends that countries take measures for timely detection of the virus and isolation of patients to prevent the spread of infection. As of January 30, 2020, there were about 8,000 coronavirus patients in China, and 170 people had died. More than 100 people have been infected outside of China, 2019-nCoV has so far been detected in 18 countries.

According to the WHO, there is no need to impose a blockade the movement of people and goods from China is unnecessary. However, the airline "Turkmenistan Airlines, however, has decided to suspend flights from Ashgabat to Beijing from February 1 until the end of the month. February 1 until the end of the month. On whether restrictions will be placed on China Southern Airlines from Urumqi to Ashgabat is not known yet.

On January 30, the president of Turkmenistan held a meeting with the country's top leadership to discuss measures to prevent the spread of infectious viruses. For this purpose, the sanitary and epidemiological supervision is working in a reinforced mode.

Sources: www.who.int, turkmenistanairlines.tm

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