Tonight, the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO expressed that the wave of infection with the novel corona virus 2019-nCoV is still not under control and the risk of further escalation of the situation remains. In its update on the 2019-nCoV outbreak, JDMT explained the consequences of the WHO decision for Switzerland and for employers in Switzerland: 20200130_JDMT_Corona_PHEIC (in German).