World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned in a virtual news conference in the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 13 that the coronavirus may get ‘worse and worse’ if the ‘basics are not followed.’
“Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” the director-general said.
“If basics are not followed, the only way this pandemic is going to go – it is going to get worse and worse and worse.”
Tedros said in the online conference that 250,000 new cases have been reported on Sunday, 50% of which are from just two countries. He urged the world countries that schools and other institutions only be safely reopened when the coronavirus has been suppressed.
Currently, the coronavirus tally has reached a 13 million hallmark around the globe, whereas the death toll is hovering slightly above 573,000. The United States, with 3.4 million cases, and Brazil, with 1.8 million cases, are the largest hit.