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Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO chief

Published : Friday, 19 June, 2020 at 9:37 PM  Count : 348
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FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. REUTERS

FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. REUTERS


GENEVA: The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day, World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, reports Reuters.

"Almost half of the cases reported were from the Americas," he told a virtual briefing.

"The world is in a new and dangerous phase ... the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible."





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