WHO confirms Coronavirus as pandemic

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak which was earlier declared as an international public health emergency concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) has currently spread outside China and gripped the entire world. Currently the number of infected people is more than a lakh around the world and 4000 people have already lost their lives due to this deadly coronavirus. The intensity of the situation has worsened so far that WHO has recently declared it as a pandemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO has expressed his deep concerns over this issue and he thinks that the Covid-19 virus will most likely spread to all the countries on the globe. He said , “We expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher”. Till now, 114 countries have been affected by the virus and 118,000 people have contracted the Covid-19 virus. Approximately 4,300 people have lost their lives due to this deadly virus. Ghebreyesus at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva said, “Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this coronavirus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do. This is not just a public health crisis, it is a crisis that will touch every sector — so every sector and every individual must be involved in the fight”. WHO officials have suggested the countries to implement a strategic combination of both containment and mitigation measures, and to try and stop transmission by isolating and potentially quarantining the affected people.

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