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Americas became new epicentre of Covid-19 pandemic, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Regional authorities claim 2.4 million cases and 143,000 deaths there; the WHO is the most concerned about situation in Brazil, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua
13:56, 27 May 2020

Global Look Press

South and North Americas became the new epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization reported that on May 27, as quoted by Reuters.

According to the WHO, there are more than 2.4 million cases of infection and over 143,000 deaths in these regions.

"Our region became the epicentre of Covid-19 pandemic. It's not the time for the countries to lift the restrictions", said Carissa Ethienne, the Orgnization's leader in the region.

The WHO is the most concerned about situation in Brazil, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. 

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In January and February, the Organization considered China the epicentre of the disease. In March, it was Europe, and the WHO experts believed there was a threat for the U.S. and Africa.

Earlier, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry reported that as of 09:00 a.m., May 27, 21,905 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases were observed in this country. 658 cases proved lethal, while 7,995 people recovered. 321 new cases of coronavirus were spotted on May 26.

Related: Covid-19 in Ukraine: 21,905 cases observed

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