The Director General of the world health organization tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said June 22 on the online forum on health, pandemic coronavirus continues to gain momentum, and its consequences will be felt for decades. The forum was organized by the United Arab Emirates, his recording published in YouTube.
Of ghebreyesus said that the first 1 million people were infected with coronavirus in three months, latest 1 million – in just eight days.
“We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis and in many countries political crisis. Its effects will be felt for decades,” he said Ghebreyesus.
The situation with coronavirus showed that a devastating epidemic could begin in any country at any time and kill millions of people, continued the who Director-General.
In his opinion, the biggest threat facing the world, – not so much the virus itself as “the lack of global solidarity and global leadership.”
“No one organization, no one country can fight this pandemic alone… We will not be able to overcome this pandemic if the world is divided,” said Ghebreyesus, stressing that the politicisation of the pandemic has aggravated it.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 online, total number of infected people in the world exceeded 8,99 million, of which more 468,9 thousand died, and 4.46 million recovered.
June 21, the who reported a new record daily growth of new cases of coronavirus – in the world of the day caught 183 020 people.
June 19, Ghebreyesus announced the beginning of a “new and dangerous phase” of the pandemic coronavirus. He noted that people are tired to comply with quarantine requirements, while the coronavirus is still spreading rapidly.