Covid-19 Pandemic is getting worse – World Health Organisation warns
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO, said the Covid-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak as warns that coronavirus is not under control “in most of the world” and is in fact “getting worse”.
He said the Coronavirus cases were increasing drastically, with almost 12million confirmed infections since the pandemic first began in China back in December.
Speaking at the member state briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic evaluation, he said: “The virus has upended health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest nations..”
“We know that when countries take a comprehensive approach based on fundamental public health measures – such as find, isolate, test and treat cases, and trace and quarantine contacts – the outbreak can be brought under control.
“But in most of the world, the virus is not under control. It is getting worse.
More than 11.8 million cases of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO, with more than 544,000 lives lost.
With the pandemic still accelerating. The total number of cases has doubled in the last six weeks.
The United States has the highest caseload and deaths in the World, with over 3 million coronavirus cases and more than 130,000 fatalities recorded so far.