COVID-19 In Its “New Dangerous Phase,” Says WHO


Leading to the death of over 460,000 people across the globe, coronavirus pandemic has reached a new “dangerous phase,” the World Health Organization confirmed. It came up as a warning from the authorities to make sure the public remains more cautious and prevented.

According to WHO’s latest updates, the daily rise in infections as recorded is more than 150,000, with the U.S. and Brazil accounting for over a third of the total number of infected and deaths. Brazil has reported 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday, raising the figures to an unexpected level. While countries like South Korea and Germany appeared to have been stabilizing the virus effect, they have reported new active cases, raising concerns about the second wave of infections.

“The pandemic is accelerating. More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, the most in a single day so far,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference on Friday, referring to the cases reported on Thursday. “The world is in a new dangerous phase. The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly and most people are still susceptible. We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance,” he added.

Given the rise in the number of cases in the U.S., many states across the nation have retained the travel restrictions, making it mandatory for the arrivals to be in quarantine for a specific period or show proof of testing negative to COVID-19 test. Amid the opening of the U.S., the WHO  warning has come as an alarm, calling for high preventive measures or proper vigilance.

“Countries are understandably eager to open up their societies and economies but the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly and most people are still susceptible,” the director-general further stated in the press briefing. “We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance.”

The U.S. states like Texas and Florida keep recording the daily cases to remain updated while California officials have requested people to wear masks as the cases are rising at a significant pace. Among other states of the nation, Oklahoma, where U.S. President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally on Saturday in months, has also been recording a high increase in the daily infection rate from the very beginning.

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