WHO finally declares global coronavirus pandemic


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the coronavirus is a global pandemic.

This followed the rapid spread of deadly diseases worldwide.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement at a press conference at the organization's headquarters in Geneva.

"In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside of China has increased thirteen times and the number of affected countries has tripled," he said.

"In the coming days and weeks, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of countries affected increase further."

Tedros noted that several countries have demonstrated the ability to suppress and control the outbreak.

However, he criticized other world leaders for not acting fast enough.

"We are deeply concerned with both the alarming levels of spread and severity and the alarming levels of inaction. We have sounded the alarm bell loud and clear.

"We cannot say this out loud, clearly or enough. All countries can change the course of this pandemic.

"Some countries are struggling with lack of capacity. Some countries are struggling with lack of resources. Some countries are struggling with a lack of resolution, "lamented the DG.

Nigeria recorded its first case on February 27. The individual is an Italian who entered the country from Milan.

The coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 people, affected 90 countries, and recorded 120,000 cases.

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