He emphasized that all countries are at risk, but not all have been affected by coronavirus to the same extent. According to the head of WHO, the first scenario was implemented in countries that were warned and aware of an outbreak – as a result, they managed to avoid major outbreaks. Among them are some countries in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific.
According to the second scenario, which was observed in many European countries, there were large-scale outbreaks of the disease, but they were able to be controlled thanks to strong leadership and the population adhering to measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Gebreyesus noted that the third scenario was unfolding in countries that managed to overcome the first peak of an outbreak, but they relaxed restrictions and are now forced to deal with a new wave of the disease. However, he did not name the country where such a scenario is observed.
To the fourth scenario, the head of the WHO includes America, South Asia and several countries in Africa, where there is a phase of intense transmission of infection. Hebraeusus emphasized that it is never too late to take control of a disease.
According to data on the morning of July 13, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 12.8 million people. The pandemic spanned 188 countries. The country most affected by SARS-CoV-2 is the United States (the number of infected exceeds 3.3 million). On the second line is Brazil (1.8 million people), India (849.5 thousand) was in third place. Russia (726 thousand) entrenched in fourth position, ahead of Peru (326.3 thousand). Chile, Mexico, Great Britain, South Africa and Iran are also in the top ten.