The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the coronavirus is the “defining global health crisis of our time”.
WHO has urged countries to test all suspected cases of COVID-19.
“We have a simple message to all countries – test, test, test,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Monday.
“All countries should be able to test all suspected cases. They cannot fight this pandemic blindfolded.”
All countries including the United States, European countries, Asian countries and the Middle East have closed schools, entertainment venues and all but essential services.
Globally, the virus has infected more than 168,000 people and killed at least 6,610, according to the WHO.
Almost 80,000 people have recovered from the infection, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University