China has passed the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, Reuters reported quoting the National Health Commission on Thursday.
This comes a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.
Ghebreyesus said he was alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it. Beyond the lungs:
“We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic,” he told reporters. “We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus,” he said.