The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic 100 days ago. In a little over 3 months, the virus has left devastation in its wake and doesn't show signs of stopping yet.

A man will be tested for the COVID-19 corona virus on June 15, 2020 in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province.
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The World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic 100 days ago on March 11.
By Friday evening, the coronavirus had infected more than 8.6 million people, and the death toll was over 458,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19 has devastated the population because doctors, government officials, scientists and researchers alike want to understand it.
So the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we knew it within 100 days.
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The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic 100 days ago on March 11. In just over three months, the coronavirus infected over 8.6 million people and the death toll exceeded 458,000.
The coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19 has spread to almost every continent as doctors and nurses treat hundreds of patients each shift. Government officials have tried not only to support their constituents, but also to find ways to curb the rapidly spreading virus.
Parts of the world plunged into unprecedented closures, closed shops, and kept people physically apart, leading to economic decline.
Some restrictions have been lifted in recent weeks to restore normalcy to a pandemic-stricken world. However, in view of the reopening efforts, experts fear that the world may once again be exposed to the dark reality that it faced at the start of the pandemic.
Within 100 days, the coronavirus has devastated the population around the world and there seems to be no end in sight as scientists hurry to develop a vaccine.
Here's how the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we knew it:
March 11: WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic.
The World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in May 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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WHO first became aware of the novel coronavirus, which spread to regions of China in early January, and declared it an emergency in late January.
According to a WHO schedule, until March 11, the organization was "deeply concerned about the alarming spread and severity, as well as the alarming inactivity", which led to COVID-19 being declared a pandemic.
March 13: President Donald Trump declared a national emergency after weeks of downplaying the corona virus and comparing it to the flu.
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March 16: Dow falls 2,997 points, the worst drop since 1987, when he feared coronavirus.
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March 19: China reports its first day with no new domestic coronavirus cases. California is the first state to introduce a nationwide "stay-at-home" regulation.
A Chinese policeman in front of the portrait of nationalist founder Sun Yat-sen on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China
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China was the original epicenter of the novel corona virus, and parts of the country were blocked for more than 70 days.
While some cities and states had introduced restrictions to limit the spread of the novel corona virus, California was the first state to introduce a nationwide "stay at home" order.
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March 23: New York becomes the new epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States.
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While the first case in the United States may date back to December 2019 and cases were first reported in the state of Washington, the state of New York was the epicenter in the United States in March.
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March 26: The United States outperforms China and Italy as the country most affected by the coronavirus.
Healthcare workers walk in front of NYU Langone Medical Center on 1st Avenue in Manhattan after people came to cheer and thank them during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak on April 20, 2020 in New York City .
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China, followed by Italy, were the two countries initially hit hardest by the novel corona virus.
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March 27: Trump signs the CARES Act, an unprecedented $ 2 trillion stimulus package to boost the economy and support Americans amid barriers.
President Donald Trump after signing the CARES Act in the White House Oval Office.
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March 31: More than a third of the world has been blocked to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Colosseum, which is being closed at public gatherings after the government's new preventive measures, is reflected in a puddle in which a face mask was left in Rome on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Italy announced extensive quarantine for its northern regions early Sunday and sparked travel chaos by restricting the movements of a quarter of its population to stop Europe’s relentless march through Europe.
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April 2: Global coronavirus cases exceed 1 million.
A medical worker takes a swab to a resident for the novel coronavirus test during the community on May 15, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
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April 6: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized after the contract with COVID-19. He has recovered since then.
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April 7: About 95% of Americans had to stay at home.
The Chicago Cloud Gate sculpture (aka The Bean) in Millennium Park will be closed to visitors on March 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
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April 9: The state of New York alone had the most coronavirus cases than any other country in the world.
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April 23: Trials of COVID-19 vaccines begin in the UK.
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April 24: Alaska picks up its "Stay-at-Home" order.
The grounds of the George M. Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska, were converted to shelters for the homeless population of Anchorage on March 21.
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Other states began to place orders in the weeks and months after. By Friday, June 19, all 50 states were in a reopening stage.
May 12: Lebanon announces "total" bans again with increasing coronavirus cases.
A waiter takes an order on an outdoor terrace of a restaurant in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 11, 2020. Reuters / Mohamed Azakir
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May 20: Sweden had the highest number of deaths from coronaviruses in Europe per capita in one week.
A large Swedish healthcare label is on a sidewalk in the heart of Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2-meter rule to reduce the risk of disease on May 4, 2020 during the new Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic .
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May 27: More than 100,000 Americans died of the corona virus in the United States.
All Veterans Funeral and Cremation's funeral director Michael Neel carries the full American flag on the coffin of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while nursing At home, in Denver, Colorado, April 23, 2020.
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June 4: Iran recorded its largest single case so far, despite the country's difficulty recovering from its first wave.
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June 16: New Zealand saw two new coronavirus cases from British travelers after more than three weeks with no reported cases.
Police stop vehicles from driving north on State Highway 1 in Warkworth on April 9, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Because New Zealand is blocked due to COVID-19, police are setting up checkpoints nationwide to ensure that people are on the streets for essential purposes only. The long Easter weekend is a popular time for New Zealanders to go on vacation. However, due to the current level 4 restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), everyone must be at their place of residence at midnight from March 25 when New Zealand went to Lockdown.
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June 16: Brazil has the highest record of new coronavirus cases and is well on the way to overcoming the US as the most affected country by the end of July.
Aerial view of coffins buried in an area where new graves were dug in the Parque Taruma cemetery on April 21, 2020 during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil.
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The country had over 1 million cases and over 48,000 deaths on Friday, June 19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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June 16: Six U.S. states announced a record rise in coronavirus cases in a single day.
Food and Friends, a food distribution service for people with life-threatening diseases, practice social distancing by keeping a clear distance from each other while listening to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, who spoke on Monday about the response of the City speaks to the corona virus. March 16, 2020 during a press conference in Washington.
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June 18: Beijing enters a "gentle ban" as coronavirus cases are a matter of concern.
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