Coronavirus ‘continues to accelerate’, WHO leader warns
Monday, 22 June 2020
The coronavirus “continues to accelerate” in the world, with the last million cases reported in just eight days, says the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an economic crisis, a social crisis and, in many countries, political crisis,” Tedros said. “Its effects will be felt for decades to come,” he added at a virtual conference.
Tedros’ warning comes at a time when many countries have entered a phase of deconfinement to revive their economies, impacted by the new coronavirus (Covid-19).