Coronavirus - a fast-moving infection originating in China - has spread to more than 70 countries and claimed more than 3,200 lives.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus
outbreak to "very high" - its top level of risk assessment.
But the UN body said there was still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission were broken.
WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also stressed that fear and misinformation were the biggest challenges to overcome.