The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating, the WHO said Monday. So far, over 394,000 cases have been recorded across 196 countries, with over 103,000 recovered. Italy now has 63,927 cases, followed by the US with 46,168 cases. After days of deliberation, the Olympics have now been postponed for 12 months. A spokesperson for WHO warned that the US has the potential to be ’epicentre of outbreak’.