WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

Speaking at the daily COVID-19 media briefing from WHO HQ on 11 March 2020, Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General said:
“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death.Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO’s assessment of the threat posed by this virus. It doesn’t change what WHO is doing, and it doesn’t change what countries should do. We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. This is the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled, at the same time.”


26 thoughts on “WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

  1. You know what face mask not available 😷 pharmacies in Arachchikattuwa.Sri Lanka.
    Same one tell me go to Hardware shop to buy
    Mask 😷. Market Egg 🥚 price 15.00.🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Government price tag 🏷 10.00. Seling 15.00 Rupees.
    After that With out mask went I shop buy some staff i need ……🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️No choice….💀.why don’t available 😷 every biggest supermarkets and bank in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 think about not enough only wash aver hands 🤚🏻🖐🏾🤚🏻🖐🏾

  2. Tedros you are a clown and late to the party…..l am thinking pandemic was like December 2019 January 2020 ….l guess the WHO and clowns do not go calendar time..tedros have you no shame

  3. Corana is a very comman diseas .Chinese bio scientist are Practical human body there a comman virus are increasing in human body because in this planet 🪐 are non veg eating % are very high .
    You are not believe my thoughts because You are responsible this virus 🦠 understand .
    Your system are one day finished this planet 🪐
    Lesson apply our old culture life style
    Study our old life style about Shiv Puran
    I’m study this virus 🦠 effect and I believe that lord shiva life style.
    Today our world life style is very poor.
    Save Our planet 🌍 because world system in your hand (world health organisation)
    Please sir don’t ignore this msg all department are corrupt in world 🌍
    Otherwise our planet is very very beautiful in this gellexy understand mr.WHO

  4. WHO in the pocket of China and the CCP. More lies, more deception. Boycott China 🇨🇳 Disband this corrupt organisation.

  5. زيت مكافح الرياح الاخضر. جرب ولو في حاله واحده وشوف النتيجه. قبل ان تحكم. ولا تنسونا ا ذا طبتم ومات الفيروس وتشافاء المريض

  6. علاج فيروس الانفلونزا. سخن ماء حتى يطلع بخار الماء. ضيف. اليه. زيت مكافح الرياح. وضع بطانيه. على راسك. يعني غطي راسك. ونصف جسمك وجعل راسك فوق القدر واستنشق. بخار الماء مع. مكافح الرياح سوف تنزل لبين الماء. كل السائل المخاطي وتفتح انفك وتحس ارتياح في الريئتين. المده ربع ساعه مرتين. بعد المغرب و قبل النوم ولا تتعرض للرياح. سوف تقوم الصباح. ولا يوجد شي. من الانفلونزا. قبل ماتنام امسح عنقك. ب مكافح الرياح. والله الشافي انشاء الله انا كذا افعل ولا يبقاء شي من الانفلونزا. العاديه. بس حاولو. مع كورونا محتمل. تزول بئذن الله

  7. and stop the people eating bats snakes cats dogs pigs and many other wild organisms which are the carriers of these viruses people are disturbing the nature now see the results

  8. "This isn't a joke"
    Jaroori nahi hai ki ek din k 'JANTA CURFEW' se "COVID-19" jaisi bimari asani se 'INDIA' se khtm ho jayegi isiliye mai sabhi se ek hi baat khunga jaisi sawdhani hm log aaj dikha rhe hai waisi sawdhani hme aage bhi dikhani chahiye.

  9. WHO …. Just for clarity's sake are we calling this virus The Wuhan Corona virus or the Chinese CORVID 19 virus ?

  10. Till There Is UNO & WHO In The World, There Would Be No Third World War Or No Global Crises Or No Global Epidemic.
    Only UNO it's branch can bring peace.
    Good works UNO & yours branches.
    UNO is like a tree & it's other sub-organizations is like its branches which gives fruits to eat to poor people, flowers as medicines to ill & shelter to shelter-lees.
    UNO live long!😊😇☺🙂😍😎🙏👍👌

  11. The countries where Chloroquine is used prophylactically to treat Malaria are showing remarkably low numbers of COVID19 uptake – please take note: Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil all have unusually large populations, but rather low numbers of infected individuals. Chloroquine use is the common thread.

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