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Mar 12, 2020
6:55PM

WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak a controllable pandemic

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The World Health Organization today said that the Novel Coronavirus outbreak is a controllable pandemic if countries step up measures to tackle it.
 
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had earlier acknowledged that the global outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus could now be considered a pandemic, a disease actively spreading globally. He told diplomats in Geneva that describing the outbreak as a pandemic should not mean that countries give up the fight to stop it from spreading further.

Mr Tedros said, countries needed to find the right balance between protecting the health and preventing social and economic disruption.

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