MONTRÉAL, 1 October 2012 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions as a result of the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus. Though some reports have indicated that this is a SARS-like disease, the WHO confirms that SARS and novel coronavirus are quite distinct and that, to date, only two cases have been confirmed.
WHO, national authorities and partners are investigating how transmission occurs. At the moment, there is no evidence of person to person transmission.
For more information on the novel coronavirus please consult the FAQs on the WHO website via:
A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 191 Member States.
For more information, please contact:
Acting Chief, Communications – International Civil Aviation Organization