Coronavirus Outbreak Officially Declared a Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. Addressing a press conference in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom said the Coronavirus spread from China to other countries in two weeks, with concerns over the spread of the virus worldwide.
He said that 13 times more cases of Corona were reported outside of China in two weeks, till now the virus has spread to 114 countries of the world where there have been 1 million 18 thousand cases reported so far. He said that the number of Coronavirus deaths has reached 4,291 worldwide, and there is a deep concern over the prevalence and its magnitude.
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The head of the World Health Organization said it had never seen such a massive outbreak because of Corona before. The head of the WHO said that Iran was trying hard to overcome the lack of equipment.
Earlier, the first two deaths from the Coronavirus were reported in Ireland and India, while in Qatar, in a single day, 238 people tested positive for Rupert after which the number of patients reached 262.