London Cafe owner Amira Gajia shuts down her cafe in Hackney to volunteer her services to the NHS, one of over 400,000 people to respond to British PM Johnson’s call, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues [Jonathan Shenfield/Reuters]

It’s been just over two weeks since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak, which first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December, a global pandemic. 

To date, more than 510,000 people have been infected worldwide, with more than 22,900 people dying from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Infections, the rates of which have accelerated since the outbreak began, have touched nearly every corner of the world and prompted unprecedented and widespread travel

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