COVID-19 Pandemic Far From Over: WHO Chief

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over yet.

  • In January & February, the world saw a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths.

  • Last week, the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world were reported in a week.

  • “In January and February, the world saw six consecutive weeks of declining cases. We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths. Last week was the fourth-highest number of cases in a single week so far. Several countries in Asia and the Middle East have seen large increases in cases,” WHO Chief said.

  • “Physical distancing works. Masks work. Hand hygiene works. Ventilation works. Surveillance, testing, contact tracing, isolation, supportive quarantine, and compassionate care – they all work to stop infections and save lives,” he also said.


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