Today the World Health Organaization, anticipating to see the number of cases, deaths and affected countries climb even higher, has finally declared the COVID-19 outbreak from Wuhan in China a pandemic.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautiously said in Geneva “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time. We cannot say this loudly enough, or clearly enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.”