The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic.
“This is the first pandemic caused by coronavirus,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
In the past two weeks, the number of coronavirus cases outside of China has increased 13-fold and the number of affected countries has tripled.
There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 people have died, according to the World Health Organization.
New source: World Health Organization website