WHO: We were wrong, risk of Wuhan coronvirus is high
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The U.N. health body said in a situation report published late Sunday that the risk was “very high in China, high at the regional level and high at the global level.”
In a footnote, the WHO said there had been an “error” in previous communications published on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday which “incorrectly” said the global risk was “moderate.”
Asked for more detail, WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said only that it was “an error in the wording.”
Experts have confirmed that the deadly coronavirus outbreak began at a wholesale animal market in the central city of Wuhan, a report said.
Scientists with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that tests show the pneumonia like virus initially jumped from animals to humans at the Huanan Seafood Wholesales Market, News.com.au reported, citing China’s state owned Xinhua news agency. ■