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Is the coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic?

Yes, the WHO (World Health Organization) considered on March 11, 2020 through Tedros Adhanom, its director, that the coronavirus COVID-19 is a pandemic. 

The increase in the number of cases and countries with infected patients generated concern in the organization, but also the “alarming levels of inaction” that many nations were having in the face of this health conflict. The WHO head also added that a pandemic caused by a coronavirus had never been seen before, but that neither had a pandemic been seen that could be controlled.

Is the coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic?

Adhanom stated: “Pandemic is not a word to be used lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if used incorrectly, can cause unreasonable fear or unwarranted acceptance that the struggle is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death. He also called on governments to take urgent and aggressive action to deal with this outbreak. WHO called on all countries around the world to activate and expand emergency response mechanisms, communicate with people about the risks and how they can protect themselves and find, isolate, test and treat each case of COVID-19, as well as track people with whom they have come into contact.

Increased mobility and travel around the world are the main cause of the generation of this pandemic and that is why government measures taken by each country regarding the activities and mobility of people are crucial to combat it.

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