The WHO Director-General issued a warning in the context of many countries preparing to abolish restrictive measures to restart the economy.
“Believe us. The worst is still ahead, ”said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), on April 20 to sound the alarm.
Mr. Tedros did not specify why he thought the Covid-19 epidemic could continue to turn bad. However, he and many senior health experts have mentioned the possibility of a pandemic spreading in Africa, where the health system is underdeveloped.
At its headquarters in Geneva, the WHO director-general called: “Stop this tragedy. We still don’t fully understand corona virus. ”
In the face of severe criticism about the way WHO responds to Covid-19, Mr. Tedros said the organization had issued a warning to the world “from day one”.
This statement was made in the context that many countries are gradually easing restrictive measures because the disease has shown signs of “cooling off”, according to SCMP.
Germany, a country praised for its low death rate, allowed many small businesses to reopen. However, Chancellor Angela Merkel called on everyone to be cautious because the “pandemic has just begun”.
In the United States, people began to take to the streets to protest a long blockade. The protests gathered hundreds of people in many states, including Colorado, Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire and Ohio.
As of April 21, the world recorded 2,478,153 cases and 170,324 deaths from Covid-19, citing data from World Meter.