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World Health Organization has said Coronavirus has spread in over 100 countries.

Newdelhi:10/3/20:World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the threat of the Coronavirus outbreak becoming a global pandemic was now very real after the deadly virus has spread in over 100 countries.

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday said, now that the Coronavirus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real.

Mr Ghebreyesus added that it could be the first controlled pandemic in history as decisions taken by governments, businesses and individuals could change its course.

First originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, last year, Coronavirus has spread to 1O5 countries across the world, claiming 3,817 lives and infecting one lakh ten thousand 29 people.

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