World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a daily press briefing on Covid-19 at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

World Health Organisation declares coronavirus pandemic as cases soar worldwide

  • Infections outside China have risen 13-fold, according to the WHO
  • Officials caution countries to step up containment efforts to prevent Covid-19 from overburdening health care workers
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a daily press briefing on Covid-19 at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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