The COVID- 19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.
There are now over 118,000 cases of Covid-19 in 114 countries around the world.
WHO leader Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today said: “We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus.
“And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time.
“WHO has been in full response mode since we were notified of the first cases”
Tedros went on to say:
“We cannot say this loudly enough or clearly enough or often enough: all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.
“If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilise their people in their response, those with a handful of cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters and those clusters becoming community transmission.”
Of the 121,000 Covid-19 cases recorded across the world in 114 countries, more than 90 per cent are in just four nations.
Dr Tedros said in two of those we are seeing “significantly declining epidemics”.
This news comes after the number of reported cases in the UK rose to 456.
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