Threat of coronavirus pandemic is ‘very real,’ - WHO

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Coronavirus Preventive Measures Hope Spread of Infection Can Be Slowed
20:41, 9 March 2020

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The pandemic threat of the new Covid-19 coronavirus is "very real." The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Hebreyesus stated this information, according to the website of the department.

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"Now that the virus is present in many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become quite real," - he said.

The head of WHO added that strong and preventive measures to contain coronavirus offer hope that the spread of infection can be slowed down.

According to WHO, of all COVID-19 cases reported worldwide, 93% are in four countries.

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Hebreysus emphasized that most patients with coronavirus recover. In China, 70% of infected people have recovered from coronavirus.

As we reported before, Today, on March 9, the Cabinet of Ministers held a meeting of the government anti-crisis headquarters to counteract the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Ukraine, following which Prime Minister Denys Shmygal approved a new strengthened anti-crisis prevention plan to combat the spread of coronavirus and instructed ministers and heads of central authorities executive authorities to carry out a number of activities.

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