World Health Organization reports third straight daily record in virus cases

Henrietta Brewer
October 26, 2020

'The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a unsafe track, ' World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there are too many countries that are now experiencing an exponential increase in coronavirus cases, especially in the northern hemisphere.

Given the current situation, Tedros asked political leaders to "take immediate action to avoid unnecessary deaths, and so that movements do not have to be limited and schools can remain open". He emphasized that he has said it in February 2020 and repeating it again today that this is not a drill.

WHO's leader also called for supporting individuals, families and businesses to comply with restrictive measures.

"The trend in many countries is being risky, with hospitals and intensive care units already reaching their capacity limits or exceeding them, and that we are only in October", the Ethiopian expert warned in his last press conference of the week. Bettering testing, tracing of contacts of these contaminated, and isolation of these liable to spreading the COVID-19 virus will allow worldwide locations to keep away from obligatory lockdowns.

He said countries should take action to limit the spread of the virus quickly. And it's a concern that they're nonetheless in October and there are various extra months to go. Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.29 crore people and killed 11,52,978, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Following months-long lockdowns and border closures globally, international locations have progressively eased restrictions and reopened companies to stabilize the economies that have been crippled by the pandemic. This might place an extra burden on populations which can be susceptible.

She said the World Health Organization has reached out to a group of worldwide experts and is expected to share more information in the coming days. The capacity for ICU is also going to be reached to their full capacity in the coming weeks.

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