World girds for months of trouble as virus pushes west
March 5, 2020
BANGKOK (AP) — Nations around the world girded for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures.
"Countries should be preparing for sustained community transmission," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, leader of the World Health Organization, said of the 2-month-old virus outbreak. "Our message to all countries is: This is not a one-way street. We can push this virus back. Your actions now will determine the course of the outbreak in your country."
In places around the globe, a split...