WHO Declares Coronavirus a Global Pandemic, Urges Countries to Prepare for Surge in Cases

World health organization (who) declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on march 11th, 2020. the virus has spread to over 100 countries and territories, with over 200,000 confirmed cases and 8,000 deaths. it is believed to have originated in wuhan, china and is spread through contact with an infected person or contact with surfaces contaminated with the virus. symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Virus has caused widespread disruption to travel and business, leading governments around the world to implement measures to contain the virus, such as travel restrictions and social distancing. the who has also recommended that people wash their hands regularly and practice good hygiene, as well as avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if they are feeling unwell.

Virus is believed to have originated from animal-to-human contact in wuhan, china and has spread rapidly throughout the world. the who has warned that the virus could cause a global health emergency and has advised countries to prepare for a potential surge in cases. the who is working with countries to develop a coordinated response to the outbreak, although there is currently no vaccine or specific treatment for the virus.


By Evey Lovelace

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