The World Health Organization has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating and getting worse,” as lockout measures in many countries around the world are being relaxed.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, said that the Covid-19 pandemic has not yet reached its height as he cautioned that coronavirus is not under control “in most parts of the world” and that it is potentially “becoming worse.”
He said the cases of Coronavirus were significantly rising, with nearly 12 million confirmed infections since the first pandemic started in China back in December.
Addressing the Member State briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic assessment, he said: “The virus has upended health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest nations, while some countries that have mounted a successful response have been of modest means.
“We know that when countries take a comprehensive approach based on fundamental public health measures – such as find, isolate, test and treat cases, and trace and quarantine contacts – the outbreak can be brought under control.
“But in most of the world, the virus is not under control. It is getting worse.
“More than 11.8 million cases of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO. More than 544,000 lives have been lost.
“And the pandemic is still accelerating. The total number of cases has doubled in the last six weeks.”
The United States has the highest caseload and deaths in the World, with over 3 million coronavirus cases and more than 130,000 fatalities recorded so far.