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Tuesday 28th November 2023 / 15 Jamadilawal 1445

WHO terms coronavirus pandemic situation worldwide as ‘worsening’

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic situation is worsening worldwide due to the surging cases of virus being recorded every single day.
Around the world, seven million people have been infected since the outbreak emerged in China’s Wuhan last year. More than 403,000 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus across the globe. 
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a virtual meeting held in Geneva expressed concern over the rising number of infections in the United States.
He reiterated that globally situation is worsening. “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. Almost 75 percent of Sunday’s cases came from 10 countries mostly in the Americas and South Asia,” Tedros declared. 
Moreover, citing the protests against the racial discrimination across the US, Tedros requested protesters to wear a mask and keep at least one metre distance from others. 
“WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds. We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely,” the WHO chief maintained.
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. Stay home if you are sick and contact a health care provider,” he added.

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