UN Agency Declares Global Emergency Over Coronavirus from China

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/01/30/un-agency-declares-global-emergency-over-coronavirus-from-china/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

BEIJING (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has been exported to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked tenfold in a week. The U.N. health agency defines an international emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated international response.