Coronavirus: COVID-19 outbreak declared pandemic by WHO #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #emergency #quarantine #pandemic #WHO

Coronavirus Breaking News

The coronavirus outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to the WHO website, a pandemic is defined as the worldwide spread of a new disease.

It can also refer to a disease which is prevalent over a whole country.

In contrast to a pandemic, an epidemic refers to the spread of illness in a “community or region…clearly in excess of normal expectancy”.

According to a 2017 report, the WHO has four phases to describe the outbreak of a pandemic.

Interpandemic phase – this is the period between pandemics

Alert phase – this is when a new virus has been identified and risk assessments are carried out at local, national and global levels

Pandemic phase – this is the period of global spread of the virus. Some experts say this is obviously happening with coronavirus.

Transition phase – this is when the global risk reduces and countries begin to recover

Courtesy of Sky News


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