COVID19 has been declared Pandemic by the World Health Organization. A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. (WHO, 2010) This also means a disease which is globally affecting people. Influenza has also been declared pandemic in the past by the World Health Organization. More details below.
COVID19 has been declared Pandemic by the World Health Organization
Due to the increase in the number of Covid19 or Coronavirus cases, WHO has declared COVID 19 as a global pandemic on Wednesday 11/03/2020. The virus was unknown to WHO and just found three months ago. The Virus may affect every country economically, supply chain, business and day-to-day. But at this moment, it is unsure how it will affect in the near future. Read more about the impact of Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia so far.
“In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold and the number of affected countries has tripled,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva. “In the days and weeks ahead, we expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths and the number of affected countries to climb even higher.”World Health Organization, Quoted by CNBC, 2020
“We cannot say this loudly enough or clearly enough or often enough: All countries can still change the course of this pandemic,” he said. “Some countries are struggling with a lack of capacity. Some countries are struggling with a lack of resources. Some countries are struggling with a lack of resolve.”World Health Organization, Quoted by CNBC, 2020
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