WHO Chief says pandemic situation is worsening globally

The health crisis generated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic sees no near end as the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on June 8 said that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally.

Dr. Tedros said that the situation in Europe has improved but elsewhere the situation is witnessing a worse side. For the situation in the African continent, the WHO Chief said that most countries there are still experiencing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. He added that some countries are reporting cases in new geographic areas.

Dr. Tedros said, “We also see increasing numbers of cases in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.” Dr. Tedros added that since most people globally are still susceptible to infection, it is important for countries with positive signs to avoid “complacency”.

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

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