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‘The world is in a new and dangerous phase,’ WHO warns

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

21st Jun, 2020. 02:38 pm
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Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years, WHO chief

The World Health Organization has urged the countries and individuals to be extremely vigilant, as coronavirus cases are increasing at a steady rate. Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned on Friday at a virtual press conference, “The world is in a new and dangerous phase,”

He added, “Many people are understandably fed up with being at home. Countries are understandably eager to open up their societies and economies, but the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible,”

He said that 150,000 new Covid-19 infections were reported on Thursday. Around half of these cases were reported from the Americas whereas great numbers were reported from South Asia and the Middle East.

“We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance,” Mr. Tedros said.

WHO director urged people to keep maintaining social distance and stay at home if they feel ill.

“Keep covering your nose and mouth when you cough”, “wear a mask when appropriate” and “keep cleaning your hands,”

“We continue to call on all countries to focus on the basics,” he warned. “Fund, isolate, test, and care for every case. Trace and quarantine every contact. ”

Coronavirus pandemic is increasing fast in Africa, WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that coronavirus pandemic is increasing in rural areas in Africa as international travelers came in the capital cities.

However, WHO said that there is no indication that the virus has led to infections in refugee camps in Africa, or a large number of severe cases and deaths were being neglected.

According to the international news agency, the WHO’s Africa regional director said that ten countries in the continent have been affected.

Seventy-five percent of some 207,600 cases on the continent and around 5,000 deaths have been confirmed.

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