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5/28/2013 2:06 AM ETThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says that novel coronavirus is a threat to the entire world, and called on the global community to respond to the alarm bells.
"Through WHO and the International Health Regulations, we need to bring together the assets of the entire world in order to adequately address this threat. We need more information, and we need it quickly, urgently," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan told the valedictory session of the 66th World Health Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva on Monday.
She announced that joint WHO missions with Saudi Arabia and Tunisia would take place as soon as possible to gather all the facts needed to conduct a proper risk assessment.