The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said the risk of the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the world outside China had been raised to “very high.”

“We have raised the global risk to very high from high,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom at a news conference at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva.

He said the right measures can contain the epidemic.

The WHO head noted that China reported 329 cases over the past 24 hours — the lowest in more than a month.

China has reported a total of 78,959 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including

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