The world recorded a record number of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.The World Health Organization (WHO) said the new strain of corona virus is spreading rapidly in poor countries while rich countries have begun to relax their blockade.
In the past 24 hours as of May 20, the world had more than 106,000 new COVID-10 cases, the highest increase in the day since the outbreak.
“We have a long way to go in this pandemic. We are very concerned about the increase in low- and middle-income countries,” Reuters news agency quoted WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as saying. in a press conference on 20-5.
Meanwhile, Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO Emergency Medical Program, said the world would soon reach the 5 million COVID-19 case.
The number of new cases in Latin American countries is growing rapidly. Brazil on May 19 surpassed the UK to become the third highest number of cases of new coronavirus infection in the world.
In Asia, the Philippines on 20-5 reported an additional 279 new cases while Indonesia had an additional 693 cases.
Meanwhile, many European countries continue to loosen blockade measures. Spain forces people to wear masks in crowded areas while Germany allows the pools to reopen.
In a speech on May 20, the WHO Director General admitted that he had received an “ultimatum” from US President Donald Trump but did not say anything more. He said it would be responsible and conduct a response investigation for the COVID-19 epidemic.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ryan continued to insist that hydroxychloroquine malaria treatment should be avoided for COVID-19, although US President Donald Trump said he was using it to prevent the disease.