Number of individuals contaminated by COVID-19 will hit 20 million this week: WHO


London, August 10

The head of the World Health Organisation predicted that the variety of folks contaminated by the coronavirus will hit 20 million this week, together with about 750,000 deaths.

In a briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that “behind these statistics there is a great deal of pain and suffering” however stated there have been nonetheless “green shoots of hope” it doesn’t matter what stage in an outbreak a rustic or area is perhaps.

He supplied no new methods to fight the virus however stated once more that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures,” pointing to New Zealand for example for the world.

The nation just lately marked 100 days with no native unfold of the virus.

Tedros stated that just lately adopted measures in international locations, together with Britain and France, which have imposed focused lockdowns and mask-wearing methods within the final week, had been an excellent instance of particular methods wanted to curb a brand new upsurge in circumstances. — AP



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