Covid-19 will continue to attack the planet for a long time, the World Health Organization said, warning that most countries are still in the early stages of fighting the pandemic.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some countries that believed they had mastered the new coronavirus experienced are now seeing a resurgence, while the upward trend in Africa and America was worrisome.
He also stressed that the United Nations health agency announced a global emergency in due course on January 30th 2020 so that countries can prepare and plan their response, which appeared to cover themselves.
The United States has harshly criticised the agency for dealing with the pandemic, but Tedros has denied calls to resign.
“Most of the epidemics in western Europe appear to be stable or declining,” Mr Tedros told a virtual press conference in Geneva.
“Although numbers are low, we see worrying upward trends in Africa, Central and South America, and eastern Europe.
“Most countries are still in the early stages of their epidemics. And some that were affected early in the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases.
“Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time.”
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