WHO Declares Global Pandemic of Covid-19 Coronavirus

The organization's Director General anticipates that the Covid-19 will affect more countries and increase the number of fatal victims in the coming weeks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared on Wednesday, March 11th, the situation of the new coronavirus as a global pandemic.

The organization had been reluctant to describe the spread of the Covid-19 as such for weeks, although the new disease has affected over 118 countries. The number of confirmed cases in Brazil rose to 69, with two new cases in Rio and 16 . . .

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