In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, July, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating And Getting Worse

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating And Getting Worse


Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO, director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and World Well being Organisation  has warned that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is “accelerating and getting worse” as lockdown measures are being relaxed in a number of international locations on the earth.

He mentioned the Coronavirus instances have been rising drastically, with nearly 12million confirmed infections because the pandemic first started in China again in December.

Talking on the member state briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic analysis, he mentioned:

“The virus has upended well being programs in a few of the world’s wealthiest nations, whereas some international locations which have mounted a profitable response have been of modest means.

“We all know that when international locations take a complete method based mostly on elementary public well being measures  reminiscent of discover, isolate, check and deal with instances, and hint and quarantine contacts, the outbreak could be introduced beneath management.

“However in a lot of the world, the virus isn’t beneath management. It’s getting worse.

“Greater than 11.eight million instances of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO. Greater than 544,000 lives have been misplaced.

“And the pandemic remains to be accelerating. The overall variety of instances has doubled within the final six weeks.”

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