WHO – World Health Organization Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced that the COVID-19 pandemic is not under control across most of the world; it is actually getting worse.
This warning came because most countries around the world have started relaxing quarantine rules.
The total number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has doubled in the last six weeks. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, there has been 12,015,193 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 549,247 deaths has been reported to WHO.
The worst-affected countries in the world like the US, Brazil and India are still are still being hit by the rapid spread of COVID-19. There is no sign of the virus slowing down.
Speaking at the member state briefing on the pandemic evaluation, Dr Tedros said: “The virus has upended health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest nations, while some countries that have mounted a successful response have been of modest means.
“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.
“And the pandemic is still accelerating.”
US To Quit WHO
The warning comes just a day after Donald Trump started making moves to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization. In May, Donald Trump had warned that the US was “terminating its relationship” with WHO. He accused the health body of failing to adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and being under the total control of China.
While many countries are now turning their attention to a possible second wave of the covid-19 infections, the US, India and Brazil are struggling to contain their first attack. These three countries are responsible for majority of the new cases worldwide, as daily reports show.
The worst-hit country has been the US, where more than three million people have contracted the virus – meaning nearly one in every 100 people has been confirmed as infected – and 131,000 have died.
Its latest daily tally fell just short of 60,000 cases, while Brazil reported nearly 45,000. In India, nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections are being reported, and the disease continues to spread through the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people.