Good morning, PR pros:
Amid growing fears of the Coronavirus, a disease that has already sickened nearly 300 people in China as well as people in Japan, South Korea and Thailand, the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday:
BREAKING: WHO Director-General @DrTedros will convene an Emergency Committee on the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) under the International Health Regulations.
The Committee will meet on Wednesday, 22 January 2020. pic.twitter.com/w3w7ZuoTeG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 20, 2020
You can soon expect more announcements and crisis communication plans as health care organizations and professionals warn travelers and spread information: