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WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating

COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating
COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating

The World Health Organization just announced that the CODID-19 pandemic is accelerating. So far over 380,000 cases have been reported worldwide and the death toll has surged past 16,500.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed a virtual news conference and said it is still not too late to change the course of this devastating pandemic.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Since the outbreak of the virus in China in November last year, it took nearly 70 days for the virus to infect the first 100,000 people. However, the second 100,000 took only 11. And, more alarmingly, the third 100,000 was reported in mere four days.

He also said the recorded number may only be a minute percentage of the actual number of infected persons.

Why is COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating?

A number of countries have taken strict measures to curtail the further spread of the virus. Yet, there is a lot more to do in terms of reversing its devastating effects. This is especially facing a challenge in the western democracies. In some countries individual freedoms are greatly upheld. Therefore, such countries are facing challenges when it comes to implementing measures of social distancing self-isolation.

However, steps needed to be taken immediately, to stop COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating.


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