Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    • WHO warns of longer than expected pandemic

      WHO warns of longer than expected pandemic

      The Emergency Committee on Covid-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations, held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ Covid-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.” 

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    • The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The head of the World Health Organization has warned on Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, raising new alarm bells about the pandemic just as many countries are beginning to ease restrictive measures, news wires reported. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus didn’t specify exactly why he believes that the outbreak that has infected nearly 2.5m people and killed over 166,000, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, could get worse.

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