WHO chief says he is on method to China to give on virus, increase reaction

Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following the 2nd conference of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Situation Committee for Pneumonia due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019- nCoV in Geneva, Switzerland January 23,2020 Christopher Black/WHO/Handout through REUTERS

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s director-general said late on Sunday he was on his method to Beijing to consult Chinese authorities and health experts about the coronavirus outbreak.

In a tweet, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated he wanted to “enhance our partnership” with China “in supplying additional protection against the outbreak”. Chinese authorities state it has infected 2,051 people and eliminated56

The Geneva-based WHO also stated editors of significant clinical journals had actually agreed to share any documents about the new coronavirus with it before publication, with authors’ approval, which this would help notify its evaluation and guidance.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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