"We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease", the World Health Organization chief said.
Tedros who spoke on Tuesday during a meeting of more than 400 scientists from around the world, said WHO is bringing the world together to coordinate the response. "To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, economic and social upheaval than any terrorist attack", said Tedros.
This follows after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000 with tens of thousands people infected at the moment.
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The Chinese language authorities mentioned Tuesday that companies have confronted employee shortages, transport disruption and a scarcity of medical provides as they try to return to operation within the wake of the outbreak.
Beijing additionally referred to as on global locations which have positioned a restriction on journey to China in an effort to curb the unfold of the virus to restore regular relations for the good thing about the worldwide financial system. However, the number of new infections nationally was down by almost 20% from the day before-coming down from 3,062 to 2,478.
It is known that the number of people who died of this serious virus in China has crossed 1100 on Wednesday.
The biggest cluster outside China is on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is in quarantine in Yokohama port, Japan.More news: Astronaut Christina Koch reunited with her dog after year in space
Dr Mike Ryan will coordinate the whole United Nations response.
Health concerns must be balanced with the goal of keeping economies and societies working.
As pressure mounts on Beijing, state media reported that two high-ranking officials were sacked in China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak.
The new name is a portmanteau of the words "corona", "virus" and "disease", with 2019 representing the year that it emerged. And China's National Health Commission earlier this week named the pneumonia caused by the virus as "novel coronavirus pneumonia" or NCP.More news: Celebrities, designers and models mourn the death of Wendell Rodricks
One patient in Macao and one in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery. He fears that when the virus reaches a country with a weak health system, it can wreak havoc and uncontrollable infections.
The WHO is extending investigations into the source of the virus (which is still undetermined), added Mr. Tedros, and continuing to support countries with the tools to diagnose cases and protect health workers, including personal protective equipment.
Countries should also react in proportion to the health risks when it comes to air travel, said the head of the UN aviation agency ICAO (the International Civil Aviation Organization), in an interview with UN News.More news: The scope of Christina Koch’s work after nearly a year in space