World Health Organization Head Warns Pandemic Speeding Up
By George Mwangi
The coronavirus pandemic is speeding up, although globally many
countries have made some progress in its containment measures, the
World Health Organization head said Monday.
"Most people remain susceptible. The virus still has a lot of
room to move," said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom
The health agency has sent experts to China to investigate the
origin of the diseases, as it marks six months on Tuesday since it
received the first reports of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of
unknown cause in China, Mr. Ghebreyesus said.
He emphasized contact tracing as a measure to contain the virus.
"The single-most important intervention for breaking chains of
transmission is not necessarily high-tech and can be carried out by
a broad range of professionals. It's tracing and quarantining
Africa has confirmed 371,611 Covid-19 cases and 9,668 deaths.
Globally, there are more than 10 million cases and more than
500,000 deaths, as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins
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