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South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan greatest concern: WHO’s Tedros

FILE PHOTO: Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) – The epidemics in South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan are the World Health Organization’s greatest concern, the body’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

In the past 24 hours there were almost nine times more coronavirus cases reported outside China than inside, but the disease can be contained with the right measures, he said.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; writing by Philippa Fletcher; editing by Alison Williams

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