The World Health Organisation’s Director-General told on an online conference that “the novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will last for decades.”
He told the virtual health forum organized by Dubai authorities that the greatest threat facing the world is not only the virus but the lack of global solidarity and global leadership.
He said, “We cannon defeat this pandemic with a divided world.”
He added “The politicization of the pandemic has heightened it. None of us are safe until all of us are safe.”
The WHO warned last week of a new and dangerous phase of the coronavirus pandemic with people getting off the lockdown despite the rapid spread.
The COVID-19 illness which has now killed more than 465,000 people and infected around nine million people worldwide is spreading in America and part of Asia and Europe as with them starting to relax restrictive measures.
Lockdowns enforced to curb the spread of the virus have causing affecting the economy of different countries but the WHO says that this pandemic still poses a major threat.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “We know that the pandemic is much more than just a health crisis, it’s an economic and social crisis and for many countries a political crisis. Its effects will be felt for decades to come.”
A vaccine is still in the process despite several trails while the scientist is still discovering more about the virus, its symptoms, and the extent to which it may have spread before being identified.
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