WHO: COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating’

The World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t feel that the end of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic will be anytime soon, but rather it is accelerating despite efforts by different governments worldwide.
In a press conference, HO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that world leaders and health officials won’t be able to defeat COVID-19 if they rely only on defensive measures such as social distancing and requiring people to stay at home.
“The pandemic is accelerating. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases,” Tedros said.
The WHO chief however that the hope is not lost in the world’s fight against the pandemic.
“But we’re not prisoners to statistics. We’re not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic,” he added.
“You can’t win a football game only by defending. You have to attack as well,” Tedros also explained.
Tedros added that for the world to win against COVID-19 there is a need to attack the virus by testing every suspected case, isolating and caring for every confirmed case and tracing every close contact.

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