WHO says coronavirus situation is worsening worldwide, urges protestors to demonstrate safely

The World Health Organization said Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency.

While protests gains racial inequality have been raging in America, and political turmoil in the world is ongoing, the United Nations’ health agency urged anyone demonstrating to do so safely.

Coronavirus has killed more than 4,00,000 people and infected more than seven million.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva, that “more than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far.”

Tedros said that in countries where the situation was improving, “the biggest threat is now complacency”, adding that “most people globally are still susceptible to infection”.

“WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds,” he said.

“We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely.

“As much as possible, keep at least one metre from others, clean your hands, cover your cough and wear a mask if you attend a protest.”


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