GENEVA: As the COVID-19 situation around the globe is at an all time high and number of caseloads are breaking records everyday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned against complacency and said that the pandemic situation has worsen worldwide.
“Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “Almost 75% of yesterday’s cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.”
A total of seven million people have been infected around the globe since the outbreak emerged in China’s Wuhan last year. Reports claimed that more than 403,000 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus globally.
At a virtual conference in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus showed his concern about the situation in the US. More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far.
With George Floyd protests regarding racial discrimination going on across nations, the WHO has requested all protesters to wear masks and gloves, keep sanitizers with them and maintain social distancing at all possible times. He also claimed that they stand against all sorts of discrimination and are in full support of what happened. Urging the sick ones to stay at home, the conference summed up.
“WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds. We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely. As much as possible, keep at least one metre from others, clean your hands, cover your cough and wear a mask if you attend a protest. Stay home if you are sick and contact a health care provider”, the WHO Chief said.