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EU Raises Coronavirus Risk Level to 'High', Says Outbreak Continues to Spread

A worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Image: Reuters)

The risk level for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has been raised from moderate to high, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: March 2, 2020, 5:15 PM IST
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Brussels: The European Union's disease control agency has increased its risk level for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from moderate to high, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday.

"The ECDC has announced today that the risk level has risen from moderate to high for people in the European Union. In other words, the virus continues to spread," she said.


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