The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency as cases of the disease rise overseas. Director-General of the organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the declaration was made because of the spread of the virus. "The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries," he said after a meeting of its emergency committee, an independent panel of experts, in Geneva. "Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, and which are ill-prepared to deal with it." Infections from coronavirus have spread from China to more than 8100 people globally, surpassing the SARS epidemic’s total. A ninth person has been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus in Australia, with four cases in NSW, three in Victoria and two in Queensland. It comes […]