"We have entered a phase that will last weeks and, undoubtedly, months", said President Emmanuel Macron of France, where more than 200 people were infected.
The organization also said there have been confirmed cases in 72 countries outside of China with 166 deaths.
The Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) said that 115 infections and 37 deaths related to the coronavirus were confirmed Tuesday in Hubei, of which Wuhan is the provincial capital.
"Shortages are leaving doctors, nurses and other front line health care workers dangerously ill-equipped", said Ghebreyesus. "Fear is a natural human response to any threat", Tedros said.
"I feel assured that we can absolutely overcome this situation", said Prime Minister Chung Se-Kyun in a meeting about quarantine strategies in Daegu.
As the coronavirus outbreak has become a global menace causing massive disruptions in China and overseas, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for worldwide cooperation in scientific research to develop a cure and vaccine to contain COVID-19.
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Amazon also said on Sunday that two of its employees in Italy have also been infected with the virus and were under quarantine. The March 3 message stated that Amazon had now received confirmation that the employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
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The Swiss government has banned all events involving more than 1,000 people until at least March 15. United, who lifted the trophy in 2017, are one of six former champions left in the competition.
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The number of delegates one candidate can get varies by state, however, and very few have voted so far. McDonald, a student at WSSU, said that Sanders' policies on education make him a stand out candidate.
"While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity", he said.
"We scrutinized this data and we believe this decline is real", she said, adding that the extraordinary measures undertaken in China - including the unprecedented lockdown of more than 60 million people - had a significant role in changing the direction of the outbreak. The country has reported 80,270 infections and 2,981 fatalities. From just before midnight today, all travellers entering Singapore who have fever and other symptoms but do not fall under the suspect case definition will have to undergo a Covid-19 swab test on the spot.
More than 100 people in 11 states have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and the death toll rose to six on Tuesday.
The rapid spread of the virus in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, where thousands of Indian expats are employed, could pose greater challenges for India in its fight to contain the disease. He became ill last week, but the Vatican said Francis only had a cold. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street continued to zigzag, despite an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Business of all types were experiencing pain as travel and tourism were spurned and anxious consumers changed their habits. "Everyone is at a loss".
Community transmission means infections within a population are not imported from another virus-hit area.
"It wasn't a simple decision for the government, we waited for the opinion of the scientific-technical committee and we chose to suspend teaching activities from tomorrow till March 15", Azzolina said. Nine people have died, all in and around Seattle, Washington.
But the United Nations agency is reporting a number that health authorities know will keep fluctuating - and it's far too soon to predict whether it ultimately winds up worse than flu or about the same.
The U.S. Army increased screenings of recruits arriving for basic training.