WHO confirms coronavirus as pandemic

WHO confirms coronavirus as pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled the coronavirus outbreak as pandemic.

A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold over the past two weeks.

He said he was “deeply concerned” by “alarming levels of inaction” over the virus, BBC reports.

He called on governments to change the course of the outbreak by taking “urgent and aggressive action”.