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Covid-19 is now officially a pandemic

by Antonio Regalado

The World Health Organization in Geneva said today that the spreading coronavirus contagion is now officially a pandemic.

What it means: The designation means that the novel coronavirus is spreading in many countries at the same time. It is also an acknowledgment that efforts to contain its spread around the world have not succeeded.

Keep fighting: The WHO urged an all-out fight against the virus, calling on nations to mobilize hospitals and entire societies.

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