“The number of people infected with coronavirus exceeded 300 thousand people, WHO receives reports of cases of infection from almost every country in the world,” said Gebreyesus, his words are quoted on WHO.
According to the head of the organization, 67 days have passed from the first diagnosed case of the disease to 100 thousand infected. The second hundred thousand people fell ill over the next 11 days. And it took only 4 days for the number of cases to exceed 300 thousand people.
“But we are not prisoners of statistics. We are not helpless witnesses. We can change the path of the virus. Numbers matter because they are not just numbers. These are people whose lives have been turned upside down, ”said Gebreyesus.
The head of WHO again called on people to stay home and take other precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus and gain time.
As Rambler reported, a new virus was found in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei Province) in December 2019. In March 2020, the virus spread to all continents. Italy faced the largest epidemic after China. According to the latest data, more than 354 thousand people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide. 15.4 thousand people became victims of the virus.
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