COVID-19 puts global health, trade to the test

Staff members work at a workshop of Skyworth in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, February 10, 2020. Chinese authorities are carefully balancing efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people head back to work Monday after an extended holiday. Photo: XinhuaWHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that “we are not witnessing the uncontained global spread of this virus” at the current stage, so “using the word ‘pandemic’ now does not fit the facts.” He also stated that this is not the time for us to …

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