The World Health Organization has declared the Corona virus (Covid-19) a global pandemic.
The organization said, during a press conference, on Wednesday evening: “Raising the degree of danger to the maximum degree and can be classified as a global epidemic, and there are 4,291 deaths and 118 thousand cases of HIV infection in 114 countries.”
The organization added that the Coruna virus has become a global epidemic with its increasing spread in 114 countries.
The number of infections with the Coronavirus has increased rapidly recently, with more than 118,000 cases so far.
“In the past two weeks, the number of cases outside China has increased thirteen times, and the number of affected countries has tripled,” said WHO Director-General Tidros Adhanum Gebresos at the press conference.
“In the coming days and weeks, we expect to see the number of cases and the number of deaths and the number of affected countries rise further,” Tidros said.
What does the epidemic mean?
According to the World Health Organization, a disease is declared a pandemic, when this disease or virus spreads around the world beyond expectations, and humans have little immunity to it.
Global health defines the global epidemic as “a disease that is spreading widely throughout the world, and that would have a major political and economic fallout.”
According to Agence France-Presse, turning the virus into a pandemic means that the travel ban and the closure of borders will not be sufficient to contain the crisis .. Among the measures are the provision of all medical supplies in hospitals in various countries of the world, preparing them to receive large numbers of patients, and storing all antivirals, in addition to distributing Personal protective equipment such as masks and hand sanitizers, forcing people to use them.
The World Health Organization classified the Corona virus on January 30th as “a public health emergency with a global dimension.”
The WHO’s director of emergency, Michael Ryan, says the epidemic has nothing to do with the seriousness of the disease, but rather its geographical spread.