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WHO declares COVID-19 a global pandemic

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The World Health Organization has now labelled COVID-19 a global pandemic.

In a press briefing in Switzerland on Wednesday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus.

"WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction,” he said.

Based on WHO’s latest situation report, the coronavirus had already infected 113, 702 and killed 4,012 persons worldwide.

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