The threat of a pandemic has become very real for the coronavirus that has crossed into 110 countries with more than 100,000 cases, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.

At a press conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that over the weekend, the world officially crossed 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries.

“It’s certainly troubling that so many people and countries have been affected, so quickly,” said Tedros.

“Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real.”


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