WHO: the world has entered a new dangerous phase of the spread of coronavirus
Against the backdrop of countries' aspirations to restore economic and social activity, as well as to weaken restrictive measures, the world has entered a new dangerous phase of the spread of coronavirus, said the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Gebreisus, writes Interfax.
“The world is now in a new dangerous phase. Many people, for obvious reasons, are tired of sitting at home. Countries, it is also understandable why, are striving to restore economic and social activity, ”the head of WHO said at a press conference.
“But the virus is still spreading rapidly. As before, it causes death and most people are vulnerable, ”he added.
According to him, WHO on Thursday, June 18, received data on more than 150 thousand new cases of coronavirus, which became a record daily indicator since the beginning of the pandemic. Gebreisus noted that about half of these cases occur in North and South America, and the pandemic continues to spread actively in southern Asia and the Middle East.
“We call on all countries and all people to be extremely vigilant. Keep your distance, stay home if you feel unwell, and wear masks when needed and wash your hands, ”he said.
According to the Worldometers portal, since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, 8 cases of COVID-600 infection have been recorded in the world, more than 000 people have died, over 19 have recovered.
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