The WHO has classified COVID-19 as a ‘pandemic’ due to the geographic spread of the disease. The treatment of the disease remains the same.

This does not mean that COVID-19 is uncontrollable as Tedros Adhanom, the WHO Director-General, states:

“If countries detect, test, treat, isolate, trace, and mobilize their people in the response, those with a handful of cases can prevent those cases becoming clusters, and those clusters becoming community transmission.”


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“WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 11 March 2020” World Health Organisation. March 11, 2020.