Head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus noted the onset of a new dangerous phase of the coronavirus pandemic in the world. He stated this on June 19 at a media briefing on the problems of COVID-19, according to the WHO press service.
"The pandemic is accelerating ... The world is in a new and dangerous phase. Many people are tired of being at home. For obvious reasons, countries are trying to open their societies and economies. But the virus is still spreading rapidly, it is still deadly, and most people are still vulnerable," Ghebreyesus noted.
He drew attention to more than 150 thousand new infected COVID-19 in the world, which were registered by WHO over the past day. This is a record number.
Almost half of these cases occurred in North and South America, as well as South Asia and the Middle East.
The head of WHO called on all countries and all people to be extremely vigilant in connection with the pandemic. He made the following recommendations:
- continue to keep your distance from others;
- stay at home if you feel bad;
- continue to cover your nose and mouth when you cough;
- if necessary, put on a mask;
- keep washing your hands.
Ghebreyesus called on all countries to focus on the three pillars of the fight against the pandemic: find, isolate, verify and take care of each case; trace and isolate each contact.
As we reported before, the second wave of coronavirus infection has been announced in Ukraine. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal during a session of the Cabinet of Ministers.