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WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level

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"We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of Covid-19 to very high at global level," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

[GENEVA] The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and financial markets slumped.

The virus has proliferated around the globe over the past week, emerging on every...

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