Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Novel Coronavirus: Interim Recommendations for Laboratory Biorisk Management

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This document replaces the version of 31 October 2012.

These recommendations reflect current understanding of the novel coronavirus. WHO continues to monitor the situation closely for any changes which may affect the recommendations contained in this document. Should any factors change, WHO will issue a further update.
For further information and resources, please consult the WHO Laboratory biosafety manual, 3rd edition, and the WHO biosafety and biosecurity webpage .