The WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned the world is in a new and dangerous phase of COVID-19, with 150,000 new cases reported on Thursday. This is the highest number reported in a single day.
The world has seen 458,104 deaths due to coronavirus with more than 8.6 million infected with the coronavirus.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a media briefing on COVID-19, half of these cases were reported from America , large number of cases were also reported from South Asia and Middle east.
He also said people are fed up of staying at home and countries are eager to open up their societies and economies but the virus is still spreading fast.
The world health organisation has asked all the countries and all the people to exercise extreme vigilance and continue social distancing.
The WHO has has urged people to keep covering your mouth and nose when coughing and wear the mask when appropriate and keep the hygiene practice going.
Media Briefing on COVID-19
Countries around the world has already started to open up after the lockdown and started easing down on the lock downs.
Airlines which were halted have started operating, and all other means of transportation have been made accessible for people. Market have been opened as the world thought the outbreak was under control.
WHO has again given a new alert with the highest number of new cases as much as 150,000 and said the world is entering a new and dangerous phase of the coronavirus pandemic.
WHO also said “We are most vulnerable when we are divided, but with solidarity and cooperation, we will overcome the pandemic, and be better prepared for the crises of the future”
The World Health Organization has called on all countries to focus on the basics that are
- Test and
- Care for every case
- Trace and quarantine every contact
According to WHO the virus is still spreading fast and it is still deadly and most of the people are still susceptible.