Coronavirus is worsening globally, says WHO Chief

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The Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening globally, even as the situation in Europe is improving.

At a press briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that about 75 per cent of cases reported to the U.N. health agency on Sunday came from 10 countries in the Americas and South Asia. He noted that more than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days and that the 136,000 cases reported Sunday was the biggest number so far.

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 7 million worldwide with surge in cases across Asia and Africa. Over 100,000 cases were reported on Monday across the world with over 3000 deaths. Of these cases, Americas and South Asia accounted for over 75 per cent of total cases reported on Monday.

However, Mr. Tedros also said, “At the same time, we’re encouraged that several countries around the world are seeing positive signs. In these countries, the biggest threat now is complacency.”

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