World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP
World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP

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Coronavirus is now classified as a pandemic

  • The World Health Organisation on Wednesday declared Covid-19 a global pandemic
  • The designation is not a reflection of its severity, but rather that the outbreak is spreading across the globe

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP
World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the new coronavirus outbreak can now be characterised as a pandemic. Photo: AFP
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