The coronavirus pandemic “continues to speed up”, with a doubling of circumstances over the past six weeks, the World Well being Organisation chief has stated.
WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated practically 16 million circumstances have now been reported to the U.N. well being company, with greater than 640,000 deaths worldwide.
Tedros will convene on Thursday WHO’s emergency committee, a procedural requirement six months after the company’s declaration of a public well being emergency of worldwide concern, made on Jan. 30 for the coronavirus outbreak. The panel will advise him on the pandemic.
“Covid-19 has modified our world,” he advised reporters from WHO’s Geneva headquarters on Monday. “It has introduced folks, communities and nations collectively — and pushed them aside.”
He cited some elements which have confirmed efficient in some nations, together with political management, schooling, elevated testing and hygiene and bodily distancing measures.
“We aren’t prisoners of the pandemic. Each single one in every of us could make a distinction,” Tedros stated. “The longer term is in our fingers.”