The World Health Organization in a live telecast yesterday has warned of ‘a new and dangerous phase’ of coronavirus pandemic as cases escalate across the globe. According to WHO’s director, about 150,000 new covid-19 cases was recorded on Thursday, June 19, the highest rise in a single day.
He noted that the coronavirus is still spreading very fast and still deadly. “The virus is still spreading fast, it is still very deadly, and most people are still sususceptible” he said
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The WHO warned the second wave could hit in autumn, and has therefore urged nations to develop a successful test, contact tracing and good quarantine measures. Doctor Hans Kluge who is the European regional director of the World Health organization emphasized two days ago that “contact tracing and quarantining potentially infected with covid-19 was an essential element of the strategy”
Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also stressed yesterday that nations may be at differing phases at the pandemic but the global spread of the virus is accelerating overall as watched above. The WHO also warned that governments must be prepared for new sudden outbreaks. ” we should not be surprised if there are large resurgences WHO expect, Maria Van Kerkhove added.