The World Health Organization has announced a worsening situation with coronavirus on a global scale and urges not to stop counteracting the virus in countries where there is an decrease in number of cases. This was announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a briefing.
"Currently, WHO has registered almost 7 million cases of COVID-19 and almost 400 000 deaths. Although the situation in Europe is improving, it is getting worse on a global scale," Ghebreyesus said.
At the same time, the head of WHO noted that in some parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia there has been an increase in the number of cases. He emphasized that in countries where there is a positive trend, complacency is the biggest threat.
“For more than six months in this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take the foot off the pedal ... We continue to call for active surveillance to ensure that the virus does not recover, especially since mass gatherings of all kinds begin to resume in some countries," added the head of WHO.
He also noted that the organization fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. At the same time, he urged the protesters participating in the rallies to keep distance at least 1 meter from the others, wash their hands and wear a mask.
In Ukraine the number of people infected with coronavirus during the previous day increased by 463. In total, 27,462 cases of coronavirus were registered in the country. Since the start of the pandemic, 797 people have died from coronavirus infection in Ukraine, 12,195 have recovered.