World Health Organization officially declares Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic
WHO, the World Health Organization, has officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
According to WHO:
“In the past two weeks, the number of cases of #COVID19 outside China has increased 13-fold & the number of affected countries has tripled.
There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, & 4,291 people have lost their lives”
“Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals.
In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of #COVID19 cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher”-@DrTedros
“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”-@DrTedros