Coronavirus Pandemic Is Far From Over, Says WHO Chief

Date: 2020-04-28 09:29:51

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The World Health Organisation’s Director-General urged countries to continue to find, isolate, test and treat all cases of COVID-19 as lockdowns across Europe started to ease with declining numbers of new cases.

“The pandemic is far from over,” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a Geneva news conference on April 27.

“WHO continues to be concerned about the increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries,” he added.

Tedros called for worldwide solidarity to tackle the spread of the new coronavirus.

“We can only defeat this virus through unity,” he said. “If we are not united, the virus will exploit the cracks between us and continue to create havoc.”

There have been nearly 3 million cases or coronavirus reported by governments around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The actual number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

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