Threat of coronavirus pandemic now ‘very real’: World Health Organization says

The World Health Organization warns there is now a “very real” threat that the global outbreak of the new deadly coronavirus will become a pandemic, but stresses that the virus can still be controlled.

“The threat of a pandemic has become very real,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters, while stressing that “it would be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled… we are not at the mercy of the virus.”


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