UN World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for increasing investment in healthcare systems for bringing the COVID-19 virus under control.
The WHO Chief said “WHO has been following closely the situation with Typhoon Goni in the Philippines. This is the strongest storm of 2020 and WHO will work with the government to ensure emergency medical care is reaching those that need it.
“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self quarantine in the coming days, in line with WHO protocols.
Over the weekend we saw that while many countries have brought COVID-19 under control, cases in some countries in Europe and North America continue to spike.
In some countries, we’re seeing cases go up exponentially and hospitals reach capacity, which poses a risk to patients and health workers alike.
We need countries to again invest in the basics so that measures can be lifted safely and governments can hopefully avoid having to take these measures again”, he added.