Despite the improvement of the situation with coronavirus in Europe, in the world it is getting worse, pandemic covers more people in different countries, said Director General of the world health organization Tedros of Ghebreyesus
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According to the organization on June 8, in the world diagnosed more than 6.9 million cases of infection with coronavirus, has died from infection more than 400 thousand people
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Despite the improvement of the situation with coronavirus in Europe, in the world it is getting worse, pandemic covers more people in different countries, said Director General of the world health organization Tedros of Ghebreyesus. According to him, for nine of the last ten days the number of new cases exceeded 100 thousand people a day.
“The who has received reports of nearly 7 million cases [of infection with coronavirus in the world and almost 400 thousand dead,” he said, speaking at a regular briefing.
More than 75% of the cases of infection that have been identified for Sunday, June 7, occurred in South and North America and in South Asia. A growing number of cases COVID-19 is still fixed in most African countries, the head of the who.
According to the organization on June 8, in the world diagnosed more than 6.9 million cases of infection with coronavirus, has died from infection more than 400 thousand people. According to the latest data by the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of registered infections in the Earth has exceeded 7 million, and killed more than 403 thousand people, RBC.
In recent days, significantly increased the number of cases in India more than 264 thousand, the country ranks fifth in the world, beating Spain, Italy, France and Turkey.
On 5 June the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro said that the country intends to follow suit and leave the who. “I warn that the United States came from who, and in the future we consider [this option]”, – he said.
The President noted that who should begin to operate without ideological overtones. “We don’t want people from the outside indicated that we do here in terms of healthcare,” said Bolsonaro.
The President of the United States Donald trump announced the severance of U.S. relations with the who on may 29. He accused the organization that it is controlled by China.
On 5 June, the who has modified its recommendations for use of face masks as precautionary measures in a pandemic coronavirus. “In areas where widespread transmission [of mers], we suggest to people 60 years and older, and those who have the disease, to wear medical masks in those places where the impossible physical distance,” – said Ghebreyesus. As examples, he cited public transport, shops and other crowded places. In the same who recommendations, it was said that the mask is only necessary suffering from respiratory infections, because there is no data on their effectiveness to protect healthy people.