COVID-19 Is a Pandemic, Preparation is Key, Says WHO

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. He says the hope is that the announcement will focus governments on the adoption of sufficiently stringent measures immediately. In particular, Tedros says, countries should push ahead in four key areas: prepare and be ready, protect and treat, reduce transmission and innovate and learn.

Map of the COVID-19 outbreak as of 11 March 2020.


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