- 09 Mar 2020
Not yet, although the WHO believes (as at 9 March 2020) that it will become one.
- 03 Mar 2020
not yet was my original answer but I think it is now
“ In the most classical sense, once an epidemic spreads to multiple countries or regions of the world, it is considered a pandemic. However, some epidemiologists classify a situation as a pandemic only once the disease is sustained in some of the newly affected regions through local transmission.”
See the Marketwatch Opinion: When does a coronavirus epidemic become a pandemic?
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