The World Health Organisation (WHO) on the 2nd of April, raised a new concern about the pandemic Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, situation in the World.
As the numbers of COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly, there is a high possibility that, in the next few weeks, the number could be more than a million.
In a statement, the WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “As we enter the fourth month since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of infection.” He further added, “The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days we will reach one million confirmed cases and 50,000 deaths.”
Countries like the United States of America, Spain, Italy and China are having the highest number of Coronavirus positive cases. While the U.S.A., reported 856 deaths in a day, Spain and Italy reported 700 plus each deaths in each country in just 24 hours.
Meanwhile, concerned about another major issue, the economic crisis, which the World is facing right now, Mr. Tedros said, “Many countries, developing countries cannot really support their societies especially during lockdowns, especially those community members who work for their daily bread. That is why we call on the international community to have debt relief to support those countries. We are proposing an expedited process to support countries so their economies are not getting into crisis, (and) their communities are not getting into crisis.”
Regarding a cure or vaccine to combat the Novel Coronavirus, the medical solution is said to be 12 to 18 months away.
The WHO also advised people to use face masks, sanitizers and social distancing strictly. Social distancing is the only way to fight the virus, which killed nearly 43,000 people worldwide and infected 9,00,000 people.