WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic


  • Domenico Cucinotta Editor, Acta Biomedica
  • Maurizio Vanelli Editor in Chief, Acta Biomedica




The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic (1). At a news briefing , WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that over the past 2 weeks, the number of cases outside China increased 13-fold and the number of countries with cases increased threefold. Further increases are expected. He said that the WHO is “deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction,” and he called on countries to take action now to contain the virus. “We should double down,” he said. “We should be more aggressive.” [...]


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WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];91(1):157-60. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9397

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