WHO Urges Worst Hit Countries By Coronavirus To 'wake Up And Take Control'
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Sat 04th July 2020 | 11:04 PM
In a warning, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to "wake up" to the situation on the ground, and to "take control" to stop the spread of virus
UNITED NATIONS, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Jul, 2020 ) :In a warning, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic to "wake up" to the situation on the ground, and to "take control" to stop the spread of virus.
"People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not lying," Michael Ryan, WHO emergencies director, told reporters at a virtual briefing in Geneva on Friday.
Noting that "too many countries are ignoring what the data is telling them", the WHO official said, "it is never too late in an epidemic to take control".
He added, "There are good economic reasons that the countries need to bring their economies back online. It is understandable, but you can't ignore the problem either. The problem will not magically go away." On Saturday, the total number of global COVID-19 cases crossed the 1.1 crore mark, surging up to 1,10,47,217. Meanwhile, the fatalities rose to 5,24,614, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The Americas are the hardest-hit region, with the US accounting for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 27,93,425 and 1,29,432, respectively.
On Friday, the US registered the highest single-day spike with over 57,000 cases, as the number of infections in 40 out of the 50 states were increasing at an accelerated rate.
Infected monkeys were protected from coronavirus a month later In some countries with limited testing capabilities, case numbers reflect a small proportion of total infections. Roughly half of people reported to have been infected are known to have recovered.