Coronavirus Updates: WHO head urges world not to drop guard as pandemic still growing

0
174
Coronavirus Updates: WHO head urges world not to drop guard as pandemic still growing
Coronavirus Updates: WHO head urges world not to drop guard as pandemic still growing

The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Monday to press on with efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, noting the pandemic was worsening globally and had not peaked in central America.

More than 136,000 cases were reported worldwide on Sunday, “the most in a single day so far”, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

READ  Coronavirus USA Update: Boeing delivers 540,000 masks to New Hampshire

He told an online briefing: “More than six months into the pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.”

READ  Girl Scout, Neo-Nazi Clash in Viral Photo (Watch)

In response to a question on China, WHO’s top emergencies expert, Dr Mike Ryan, said retrospective studies of how the outbreak has been addressed could wait, adding: “We need to focus now on what we are doing today to prevent second peaks.”

READ  Russia shows off Putin's 'super weapons' (Photo)

Dr Ryan also said infections in central American countries including Guatemala were still on the rise, and that they were “complex” epidemics.

“I think this is a time of great concern,” he said, calling for strong government leadership and international support for the region.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.