The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, and its effects will be felt for decades to come. This was announced by WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday, June 22, Deutsche Welle reports.
"We know that a pandemic is much more than a health crisis. It is an economic crisis, a social crisis, and in many countries - a political crisis. Its consequences will be felt in the coming decades," Ghebreyesus said.
He cited the incidence data for June 21, when more than 183 thousand new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded worldwide in order to prove the acceleration of the spread of coronavirus infection.
In total, the dangerous disease has already affected almost nine million people all over the world, more than 465,000 died. The most difficult situation is observed in North and South America, as well as in some Asian countries.
As we reported earlier, a saliva test for Covid-19 is put on trial in southern England as it can become a simpler and quicker way to diagnose the virus.