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WHO describes coronavirus as pandemic

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WHO describes coronavirus as pandemic

WHO describes coronavirus as pandemic

The World Health Organization said for the first time on Wednesday that it now sees the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.

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The World Health Organization said for the first time on Wednesday (March 11) that it now sees the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.

Speaking in Geneva, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was "deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction".

He added: "We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic".



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