The world has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for nearly 6 months now. The virus has spread to almost every country, and the effect of the same on each country is abundantly clear. Some countries were virtually unaffected by the virus, while others broke down.
In the early months of the pandemic, there was a tsunami of information about coronavirus. The focus given to the pandemic has drastically reduced now. This absence of information can give the impression that the worst of the virus is behind us, and that we’re improving. However, the truth is far from it.
The chief of the World Health Organization spoke about the virus at a press briefing.
WHAT DID THE CHIEF OF WHO SAY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?
WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talked about the global spread of the virus at a virtual news conference in Geneva.
The Chief explained that even though European nations were recovering well, the global spread of the virus was worsening. The WHO recently recorded its highest single-day increase in the number of confirmed cases.
“More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far.”
Ghebreyesus also revealed that nearly 75% of Sunday’s cases came from 10 countries – mostly in the Americas and South Asia.
He also spoke to the countries who had recovered or were recovering from the virus –
“The biggest threat is now complacency.”
He added –
“More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.”
Taking into account the nationwide protests in America against police brutality and racism, he expressed his support.
However, he also advised the protests to protect themselves –
“WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds.”
“We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely.
“As much as possible, keep at least one metre from others, clean your hands, cover your cough and wear a mask if you attend a protest.”