March 12, 2020

WHO Classifies COVID-19 as Pandemic

WHO classified COVID-19 as a pandemic during Situation Report - 51

WHO Director General remarks:

"In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.  ...WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction."

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