Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic

More cases in South Korea while first suspected infection is recorded in Latin AmericaCoronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic.The virus has proliferated in parts of Asia, Europe and the Middle East in recent days, with the death toll rising in Iran, infections in South Korea passing 1,200 and the first suspected case recorded in Latin America – even as the number of deaths and fresh cases decline at the disease’s centre in China. Covid-19 has now reached dozens of countries with Austria, Croatia and Switzerland the latest to declare cases.Continue reading...
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., – April 1, 2020 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that, in light of the evolving situation with the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), it will reschedule its 2020 Medical Devices Business Review that was planned to take place on May 13, 2020. Johnson &Johnson will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow guidance from health authorities to determine a future date.The decision was made to protect the health and safety of employees, partners and attendees, while also supporting the wider public effort to slow the spread of the virus as the global COVID-19 pandem...
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