The UK confirmed its first cases of coronavirus in Wales and Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 19.
The new coronavirus has infected more than 83,000 people around the world.
The country has reported the highest number of deaths - 34 as of Friday - from the virus outside of China. He also explained that health officials are seeing "linked epidemics of COVID-19 in several countries", but noted that most cases can still be traced to known contacts or clusters of cases.
About three-fourths of all new infections are being reported in countries other than China.
A number of cases in Canada are linked to Iran, all of which have been confirmed in the past week.
"A Pandemic is a unique situation, in which all citizens on the planet will likely be exposed to a virus within a defined period of time", Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, said at a daily briefing. There are 4,351 cases across those countries and tens of thousands in China.
Italy's hospitals overflowing: Health officials from Italy's Lombardy region have warned also warned of a "hospital crisis" if the coronavirus continues to spread.
On Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced a temporary ban on foreigners from entering the country to visit Islam's holiest places.
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Swiss authorities said that for events with fewer than 1000 people, organisers "must carry out a risk assessment in conjunction with the competent cantonal (state) authorities to decide whether or not the event can be held".
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for schools across the country to close for weeks, a decision that impacted 12.8 million students. Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan closed their doors to visitors and cancelled events.
Switzerland has reported 15 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Most cases happened early on, before there was much experience with the disease.
Tourists wearing protective masks walk along an arcade at the St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Authorities in Italy chose to re-open schools and museums in some of the areas less hard-hit by the coronavirus.
The spike in cases in some countries and the new countries reporting cases are concerning, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.
Simone Venturini is an official in the Italian city of Venice, where tourism has already been hurt by last year's flooding. According to public health authorities, the country's 63rd case, which was reported earlier Friday, is the second United States case of unknown origin, indicating that there's evidence of the virus transmitting within the community.
Kanya Yontararak owns a women's clothing store in Bangkok, Thailand.
The coronavirus has proliferated around the globe over the past week, emerging in every continent except Antarctica, prompting many governments and businesses to try to stop people traveling or gathering in crowded places.
Hai Do adapted this story for Learning English based on Associated Press and Reuters news reports.
The Italy Ministry of Health is reporting 650 infected individuals with the new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus , including 17 deaths. Friday's figure was the lowest rise in new cases since January 24, when 259 new infections were reported.
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He is in police custody and is receiving emergency treatment in a Devon hospital, where he is in a critical but stable condition. Firearms officers reportedly attended and performed CPR on Debbie, but she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
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It is unclear how symptomatic the infected woman was on the plane and whether she was coughing and sneezing during the flight. While the World Health Organisation has said that the outbreak has reached a "decisive point" and has "pandemic potential".
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