The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom on Monday said the world body has recorded more than 183,000 new cases of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19), which the organszation described as the most in a single day so far. He made the disclosure in a press release today.
On Monday, more than 183,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO – easily the most in a single day so far. More than 8.8 million cases have now been reported to WHO, and more than 465,000 people have lost their lives. WHO claimed that some countries are continuing to see a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Some countries that have successfully suppressed transmission are now seeing an upswing in cases as they reopen their societies and economies. “All countries are facing a delicate balance, between protecting their people, while minimizing the social and economic damage”.
It’s not a choice between lives and livelihoods. Countries can do both. We urge countries to be careful and creative in finding solutions that enable people to stay safe while getting on with their lives. The Health Organization continue to urge all countries to double down on the fundamental public health measures that we know work.