WHO characterises COVID-19 outbreak as pandemic

Published on 12 Mar 2020 1:13:28 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterised as a "pandemic" as the virus spreads increasingly worldwide.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there are now more than 118,000 confirmed cases in 114 countries and regions and 4,291 people have lost their lives.

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