The World Health Organization on Monday said that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening around the globe, even as the situation in Europe is improving.
WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.”
“With almost 7M COVID19 cases & 400K deaths globally, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal. We urge active: -surveillance to ensure the virus does not rebound -finding, isolating, testing & caring for every case -tracing & quarantining every contact,” Tedros said.
“Although the situation in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening,” Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing.
More than 136,000 new cases were reported worldwide yesterday, the most in a single day so far, the WHO chief said about 75% of them were reported from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.
More than 7 million people have been reported infected with the COVID-19 globally and over 400,000 have lost their lives.