Covid-19 is not a pandemic - at least not yet - as it is not affecting large numbers globally

A man wearing a face mask waits at a bus stop amid rainfall at the Central Business District in Beijing on Feb 29, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Covid-19 infections can now be found in more than 50 countries around the world. In just over two months since the coronavirus emerged, more than 85,000 people have been infected and close to 3,000 have died.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the global risk assessment level to "Very High".

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