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WHO Head Says Must Consider All Evidence Before Virus Decision

Chinese police and travelers wear protective masks at Hongqiao high-speed railway station before Chinese New Year in Shanghai on Jan. 22.
Chinese police and travelers wear protective masks at Hongqiao high-speed railway station before Chinese New Year in Shanghai on Jan. 22.Photographer: May James/Bloomberg

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he needs to consider all of the evidence in order to decide if the coronavirus that emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan is an international health emergency.

In a tweet, Adhanom said he asked the Emergency Committee to meet again tomorrow after a day of discussions regarding the virus.