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World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread: WHO chief

first_imgTedros said the WHO was sending masks, gloves, respirators and 18,000 protective isolation gowns to 24 countries, as well as 250,000 test kits to speed up the process of diagnose carriers of the virus.He also reiterated his call for countries not to impose travel and trade restrictions because of the virus.”Such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit,” he said, adding that 22 countries had so far informed WHO they were implementing such measures.”Where such measures have been implemented, we urge that they are short in duration, proportionate to the public health risks, and are reconsidered regularly as the situation evolves,” he said. Topics : “Some high-income countries are well behind in sharing this vital data with WHO. I don’t think it’s because they lack capacity,” he said.”Without better data, it’s very hard for us to assess how the outbreak is evolving, or what impact it could have, and to ensure we are providing the most appropriate recommendations,” he said.More than 20,400 cases of the virus have been confirmed in China since the virus was first detected on December 31.The toll in mainland China has soared to 425 and more than 20 countries have now confirmed cases of the virus, which the WHO has declared a global health emergency.center_img The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.But the UN health agency’s chief also called for greater solidarity, accusing some governments of wealthy countries of being “well behind” in sharing data on virus cases.”While 99 percent of cases are in China, in the rest of the world we only have 176 cases,” Tedros said in a technical briefing to the WHO’s Executive Board in Geneva.”That doesn’t mean that it won’t get worse. But for sure we have a window of opportunity to act… Let’s not miss this window of opportunity,” he said.Tedros said the WHO had received complete case report forms for only 38 percent of the cases outside China.last_img read more

Body found at a home in Glendale

first_imgGLENDALE – A man was in custody today for allegedly beating his live-in girlfriend to death at the home they shared in Glendale, police said. The body of Susan Kim, 52, was discovered about 7 last night in the kitchen of the house in the 1300 block of North Raymond avenue, said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. “Officers determined she had been beaten,” Lorenz said. “This appears to be a domestic-related homicide.” Brandon Kim, 45, was booked for murder, Lorenz said. The crime may have been committed because the pair were separating, Lorenz said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more