Coronavirus emergency: Malaysia to take lead from WHO

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 01 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will take the lead from the World Health Organisation (WHO) now that the body has declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) a global emergency, even as the number and speed of infections far surpasses the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic of 2003.

The declaration allows countries to follow the WHO's leadership in taking certain measures especially on interaction with affected countries.

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