WHO asks countries not to turn the issue of opening schools into “political football” and to take precautions against coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic will worsen if countries do not follow strict precautions. This was stated today by representatives of the World Health Organization, reports Reuters.
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“Too many countries are moving in the wrong direction, the virus remains the number one enemy to the public,” said the WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gebreisus. “If the basic principles are not respected, the only way for this pandemic is to get worse, worse and worse.”
According to him, out of 230,000 new cases of COVID-19 registered in the world on July 12, 80% were from 10 countries, and 50% from two countries. The worst situation is in the USA and Brazil.
WHO Emergency Situations Director Mike Ryan said that in some places on the American continent, “limited or geographically focused quarantine” may be needed to block the spread of infection.
He urged countries not to turn primary and secondary education into “political football,” saying that schools could only open safely after the virus was suppressed.
- For a day, July 12, in the world recorded at least 230,370 patients with coronavirus disease COVID-19. According to the WHO, this is a record daily incidence rate for the entire pandemic.
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