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WHO Chief Says Threat of Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

By Kyodo News 10 March 2020

GENEVA—The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that the threat of the new coronavirus becoming a pandemic is growing, as over 100 countries and regions have reported cases of the virus.

“Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real,” WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing.

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