World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus expressed вЂњextreme concernвЂќ about the sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the world.
At a briefing in Geneva, he said that the surge in incidence in Europe and America is of particular concern.
The CEO drew attention to encouraging news regarding the development of a coronavirus vaccine and expressed cautious optimism about the potential for new tools to fight the infection in the coming months. At the same time, he stressed, now is not the time for complacency.
вЂњWe are extremely concerned about the surge in the number of cases of COVID-19 in some countries. Especially in Europe and America, healthcare workers and health systems are at a critical juncture,вЂќ said the head of WHO.
Recall that 65 cases of coronavirus infection have been identified among the staff of the WHO headquarters in Switzerland since the beginning of the pandemic. One of them is surrounded by the head of the organization.
We also recall that Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 vaccine alone will not end the pandemic.