Coronavirus global health emergency: Coverage from UN News
The outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019

This page brings together information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates. WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

Coronavirus update: WHO chief calls for private sector to step up, and, should you take that flight?

In his daily briefing to the press on Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that supplies of medicine are at risk of disruption due to the epidemic, given that China - the worst hit nation so far - is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients.

COVID-19: countries, businesses must safeguard human rights as virus spreads: Bachelet 

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread globally, the UN’s top human rights official appealed on Friday to put rights “front and centre” when implementing preventative measures. 

Coronavirus knows no borders: UN in China shares lessons learned so far 

The streets of China’s capital having gone eerily quiet, following the COVID-19 outbreak, Beijing is now slowly returning to its usual vibrant self.  The UN offices in Beijing will reopen on Monday, and in an interview with UN News, Resident Coordinator in China, Nicholas Rosellini, said good communication was vital to avoid panic, and unwarranted stigmatization around the world.  

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