The World Health Organisation (WHO) today declared Coronavirus a pandemic.
According to WHO, Director-General Ted ros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,“We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction.”
The declaration came as the number of novel Coronavirus cases surpassed 120,000 worldwide.
Speaking to journalists in Geneva, he said, “COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic.”
He said he expected the number of cases and deaths would grow in the coming days and weeks.
“We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a Coronavirus,” he added..
He also said hard-hit Iran was trying its best to control the outbreak but needed more supplies.
In the United States for example more than 30 people have been killed by the Coronavirus, the total number of cases has doubled in a matter of days, surpassing 1,000 late Tuesday.
Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned today that up to 70 per cent of her country could end up infected.
U.S. markets slid as Coronavirus tightens its grip on the economy and the oil price war escalates.
In Italy, there are now more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases.
Also schools and universities across Poland, as well as in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, will be shut for the rest of March, as European countries attempt to limit large gatherings.