World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 Outbreak A Pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.

During a media briefing by the World Health Organization (WHO) went into depth about the COVID-19.

The Director-General of Who Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus said, “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.”

There has been 118,000 cases globally in 114 countries with more than 90 percent of those cases localized in just four countries. China and South Korea which are two of the four counties have significantly declining epidemics.

There is currently 81 counties that have no reported cases of coronavirus and 57 counties with 10 or less cases reported, officials said.

“We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough, or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” Ghebreyesus said.

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