The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, said that in the situation with the spread of the coronavirus in the world, there were glimmers of hope. The press service of the organization reports.
According to Gebreyesus, many people grieve over the pandemic and believe that this is a difficult moment for all inhabitants of the Earth. вЂњBut I want to be clear: there are green sprouts of hope, and no matter where a country, region, city, or town is located, it is never too late to reverse the COVID-19 outbreak,вЂќ he reassured.
At the same time, a positive outcome of the situation is possible, despite the rapid overcoming of the next round indicators of morbidity and mortality by the coronavirus. So, according to the specialist, this week the number of infections will reach 20 million, and the number of deaths - 750 thousand.
Earlier, the CEO of the organization named an example of the fight against coronavirus. вЂњSeveral countries in the Mekong region, as well as New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states in the Caribbean and Pacific were able to suppress the virus early on in its spread,вЂќ he said.
As of August 11, there are more than 19.9 million people infected with coronavirus in the world, of which more than 732 thousand have died, another 12.1 million have recovered. Most of the infected area in the United States, Brazil, India, Russia, and South Africa.