April 9, 2020, marks the 100th day since the World Health Organisation was notified of the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in China. In these 100-days period the coronavirus has impacted in the negative several countries worldwide.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, in his press brief through video conferencing gave an overview of the measures taken by the World Health organisation in combating the deadly virus that has claimed thousands of lives so far.
“On the 1st of January, just hours after we were notified of the first cases, WHO activated its Incident Management Support Team, to coordinate our response at headquarters, regional and country level. On the 5th of January, WHO officially notified all Member States of this new outbreak, and published a disease outbreak news on our website,” said Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. He added, “For the past 100 days, our unwavering commitment has been to serve all people of the world with equity, objectivity and neutrality. And that will continue to be our sole focus in the days, weeks and months ahead”.