As of Sunday, 153,517 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus globally, of which 81,048 fell ill in China and 72,469 – outside of it.
The World Health Organisation is answering questions from the press in Geneva concerning the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Q&A session comes as the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to grow globally affecting more and more countries.
Last week, the WHO declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.
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