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22 February 2024

WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

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The World Health Organisation, WHO, sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.

According to Reuters, he told a press conference, "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."