‘Worst is yet ahead of us’ in coronavirus outbreak, WHO warns

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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Date Published: April 21, 2020

Source: Global News

WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that the “worst is yet ahead of us” in regards to COVID-19 as many countries are beginning to ease restrictive measures. While no specific timeline was provided, WHO has pointed to the likely future spread of the illness through Africa, where health systems are far less developed. Using the 1918 flu pandemic as a reference, WHO stresses the need to maintain strict restrictions as early data on COVID-19 has shown that relatively few people have been infected, meaning that it is susceptible for a resurgence. So far, the virus has infected nearly 2.5 million people and killed over 166,000 worldwide according to latest figures by Johns Hopkins University. WHO reassures that we have the ability to prevent a 1918 flu pandemic-like resurgence as long as countries remain vigilant with measures to reduce transmission.

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Summary by: Sophia Duong