Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that the current pandemic is an event that happens “once every century”
“The pandemic is a health crisis that occurs once in a century and whose effects will be felt in the coming decades.”
This is how the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the covid-19 pandemic this Friday.
As of July 31, 670,000 deaths and some 17 million confirmed cases had been recorded. The United States, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and Mexico are the countries with the most diagnosed cases.
Tedros spoke at a meeting of the WHO emergency committee to assess the state of the pandemic six months after the entity declared the coronavirus outbreak a “public health emergency of international importance”; Pandemic began to speak 45 days later.
“Many countries that believed the worst was over now they are dealing with new outbreaks. Some who were less affected in the first weeks are now seeing an increasing number of cases and deaths, “was the diagnosis the WHO chief arrived at.
In addition to the health entity, different international organizations such as the World Bank or the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean warned about the long-term consequences that the coronavirus will leave, especially in the social and state economies.
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