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WHO proclaims COVID-19 a global pandemic

Ο coronavirus has affected 114 countries so far and has led to death about 4.000 people around the world. The World Health Organization has declared the virus COVID-19, as a global pandemic. Such as Reported and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first pandemic caused by the virus.

The previous pandemic declared by the WHO was the H1N1 virus, which killed 18.000 people and affected 214 countries. The WHO Director-General said there is still hope for the rapid spread of coronavirus and called on countries to take appropriate measures to reduce it.

Epidemic spread of coronavirus

So far eight countries, including USA In Italy, more than 1.000 cases of the disease have been reported, and the virus has affected about 120.000 people worldwide. According to statistics, the number of people affected by coronavirus has increased worldwide and it is projected that the number of victims will continue to grow.

Announcing the coronation as a pandemic, the World Health Organization puts it in a different category compared to other recent dangerous outbreaks. The Ebola virus epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo and West Africa in 2014, as well as the outbreak of Zika virus in 2016, are placed in the category of international emergency.

The pandemic has an impact on all industries and on it technology. The production of companies such as Apple and Tesla that have factories in China has been affected.

Number of incidents and deaths

The country with the most incidents and deaths is China, as the virus originated there, from a city called Ohan. 80.000 people have been affected by coronavirus in China and more than 3000 lives have been lost in the country because of it.

In Italy, the number has risen to 10.000 and about 630 people have died. Iran and South Korea also have 9.000 and 7.700 confirmed cases of coronavirus respectively.

Preventive measures

To prevent coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people wash their hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer. WHO also says that people should wear masks when traveling or when traveling between patients.


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