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Coronavirus

WHO calls coronavirus a pandemic as cases soar

Tedros says 120,000 people infected in 120 countries and regions

Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has designated the new coronavirus as a pandemic.   © Reuters

GENEVA -- The new coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, marking the first such categorization in 11 years.

In a news conference, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that over 120,000 people have been infected in around 120 countries and regions to date.

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