The brand new coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe will worsen if international locations fail to stick to strict healthcare precautions, the World Well being Group (WHO) warned on Monday.
“Let me be blunt, too many international locations are headed within the flawed course, the virus stays public enemy primary,” WHO Director Basic Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus informed a digital briefing from the U.N. company’s headquarters in Geneva.
“If fundamentals should not adopted, the one manner this pandemic goes to go – it’s going to worsen and worse and worse.”
World infections stand at 13 million, based on a Reuters tally, with greater than half one million deaths.
Tedros, whose management has been closely criticised by U.S. President Donald Trump, mentioned that of 230,000 new circumstances on Sunday, 80% had been from 10 nations, and 50% from simply two international locations.
America and Brazil are the international locations worst hit.
“There shall be no return to the outdated regular for the foreseeable future … There’s a lot to be involved about,” Tedros added, in a few of his strongest feedback of current weeks.
Tedros mentioned the WHO had nonetheless not acquired formal notification of the U.S. pullout introduced by Trump. The U.S. president says the WHO pandered to China, the place the COVID-19 illness was first detected, initially of the disaster.
Trump, who wore a protecting face masks for the primary time in public on the weekend, has himself been accused by political opponents of not taking the coronavirus critically sufficient, one thing he denies.
A WHO advance group has gone to China to analyze the origins of the brand new coronavirus, first found within the metropolis of Wuhan. The group’s members are in quarantine, as per commonplace process, earlier than they start work with Chinese language scientists, WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan mentioned.
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