Update 20.35: the Press conference is delayed and starts at 20:50. WHO regrets the delay.

on Wednesday evening at 20.50 utc, expected to be the world health organization to hold press conference on a new coronavirus, which has claimed 17 lives in China.

at the same time inform the chinese authorities now that the citizens should not leave the city of Wuhan, as the virus is believed to be best from, and to public transport and the outbound trains will be shut down Thursday. It writes the news agency Reuters.

the Press conference will be held in accordance to experts from WHO earlier in the day has held emergency meeting on whether the new virus poses an international health crisis.

such A crisis is described as ‘an extraordinary event which constitutes a folkesundhedsrisiko in other countries through international spread of disease and which potentially requires a coordinated international response’.

Hastemødet was held behind closed doors at the headquarters in Geneva.

at Least 470 persons are infected in China, and in addition, there have also been cases of the virus in Thailand, south Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the UNITED states.

In all cases, there is talk about persons who have been in the chinese therefore, Wuhan, which is considered the breeding ground for the unknown virus. The outbreak associated with a local skaldyrsmarked.

In several countries worldwide have begun screening passengers from Wuhan. It applies, among other things in the UNITED states, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and south Korea.

There is no vaccine against the new virus. The infected have had symptoms of pneumonia are fever, dry cough, and in some cases trouble breathing.

Why is the virus so dangerous. Video / editing: Ritzau Scanpix / Morten Parsner