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On March 11, the World Health Organization described the spread of a new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19.
COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
Pandemic is not a word to use lightly.
The Director General said more than 100 countries have reported cases of the virus and it is spreading.
A pandemic is an event in which a disease spreads very quickly,
affecting a large number of people in many countries on several continents.
The World Health Organization describes a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease.