World health boss warns of escalating rate of coronavirus infection across the world
The head of the World Health Organisation said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of new cases confirmed per week has nearly doubled during the past two months.At a press briefing on Friday in Geneva, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of new cases “is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic”.
Today, China rejected the second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus by the World Health Organization. The WHO this month proposed a second phase of studies into the origins of the coronavirus in China.
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The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of Covid-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organisation told sports officials on Wednesday as events began in Japan.How infections are handled is what matters most, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a speech to an International Olympic Committee meeting.
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday said that investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in China were being hampered by the lack of raw data on the first days of spread there and urged China to be more transparent. Colette Luke has more.
The highly infectious and dangerous Delta strain of the coronavirus is evolving and still mutating and the world is in a very dangerous period, warned World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be a “monumental error” to think that the danger from the Covid-19 pandemic has passed and urged countries to continue measures to limit the coronavirus.