WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency

The virus that began in China has now been reported in 18 other countries and caused 170 deaths

people buying face masks in Manila

People line up to buy protective face masks at a store in Manila, Philippines, as officials confirm the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus that has prompted the WHO to declare a public health emergency.

Aaron Favila/AP Photo

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