Coronavirus outbreak described by WHO as 'pandemic' amid 'alarming levels of inaction'

The World Health Organization has described the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic. WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: ‘We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic.’
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