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Japan, South Korea Among Countries of ‘Greatest Concern’ for Virus: WHO

By Kyodo News 3 March 2020

GENEVA—The head of the World Health Organization on Monday singled out coronavirus epidemics in Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea as his “greatest concern,” citing continued increases of new cases in the four countries.

“We are in uncharted territory,” WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus told a press briefing, while stressing that the containment of the virus “is feasible and must remain the top priority for all countries.”

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