GENEVA (REUTERS) - There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organisation does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday (Feb 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com.GENEVA (REUTERS) - There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organisation does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday (Feb 18). He said the WHO had not seen sustained local transmission except in specific cases, such as on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan. China has reported 72,528 cases to WHO including 1,850 deaths as of Tuesday morning, Tedros said. Related Stories: Read more: The Straits Times
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Coronavirus: Flights between Singapore and mainland China plunges, traffic from other regions also decliningSINGAPORE - More than 80 per cent of the flights between Singapore and mainland China have been cancelled since the coronavirus outbreak, and passenger traffic from other regions have also started to fall, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) said on Tuesday (Feb 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com.