Coronavirus: At a glance update - 12 March

WHO declares a pandemic, Tom Hanks is among Aussies who are sick and research shows which patients are dying of the illness

WHO declares a pandemic

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

With more than 100 countries reporting confirmed cases of coronavirus, including all 27 European Union countries, the WHO has declared the health emergency as a pandemic.

Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement on Thursday morning,