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'Every scenario on the table' in China virus outbreak: WHO chief

Data shows drop in new cases, but trend could change, says Tedros

Pedestrians in Shanghai wear face masks and plastic raincoats as protection from the coronavirus.   © Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) -- The latest data provided by China on people infected with coronavirus indicates a decline in new cases but "every scenario is still on the table" in terms of the epidemic's evolution, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said that a published Chinese paper on more than 44,000 confirmed cases provided insight into the age range of infected people, disease severity and mortality rates.

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