“World in Uncharted Territory”; Coronavirus rapidly spreading outside of China


People on a train wearing face masks during the Coronavirus outbreak. Credit: the New York Times

GENEVA/BEIJING – On Monday, the World Health Organization said that the world is in “uncharted territory” due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. This is because, in the past twenty four hours, countries outside of China have had nine times more reported cases of Coronavirus than China itself, with South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan being the hardest hit.

(Compiled from Reuters by Maren Blakeney, original reporting by Hyonee Shin & Se Young Lee