French Health Minister Olivier Veran has cautioned there is a “credible risk” that China’s fast-spreading coronavirus could expand into a tellurian pandemic. Speaking to France Info radio Tuesday morning, Veran pronounced a awaiting of a coronavirus swelling worldwide was “both a operative arrogance and a convincing risk.” The World Health Organization recognizes a pestilence as a worldwide widespread of a new disease. Last month, a United Nations health group announced a coronavirus a tellurian emergency. The WHO has urged opposite a tellurian over-reaction to a virus. — Meredith.
Read CNBC’s coverage from CNBC’s Asia-Pacific and Europe teams overnight here: Wuhan sanatorium executive dies from virus, Moody’s lowers China forecast
Reuters and CNBC’s Lauren Thomas, Jeff Cox, Chloe Taylor, Maggie Fitzgerald, Jessica Bursztynsky, Sam Meridith, and Evelyn Cheng contributed to this report.