The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be contained with a concerted response by all governments.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned that the situation could be worse and could reach a pandemic level. However, he added that there are countries that showed the virus could be contained.
Ghebreyesus appealed, “We are calling on every country to act with speed, scale and clear-minded determination.”
The director-general assured that when the situation reaches the pandemic level, the organization will announce it.
Currently, the COVID-19 that originated from Wuhan, China has affected about 75 countries.