Wednesday, 20 October 2021

WHO warns worst of coronavirus yet to come

Credit: Henrik Boegh

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the “worst is yet ahead [of] us” from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a video conference that the world must act together on a national and global scale to overcome the pandemic.

He reiterated his calls for global solidarity and national unity and warned that if this does not happen, more people will die.

“Without these two, believe us — the worst is waiting for us. Let’s prevent this tragedy. This is such a virus that many people haven’t understood it yet,” he said.

“This virus has new types of contagion habits. It is very contagious just like the flu. It’s a serious killer like SARS and MERS. It has dangerous combinations.”

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