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'No Return To Old Normal': WHO Warns That Pandemic Is Worsening Globally

The WHO chief called for countries to adopt a comprehensive strategy to curb the soaring caseloads in many places.

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'No Return To Old Normal': WHO Warns That Pandemic Is Worsening Globally
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (centre).
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'No Return To Old Normal': WHO Warns That Pandemic Is Worsening Globally
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2020-07-13T21:45:08+05:30

 The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally and things won't return to “the old normal” for some time.

At a press briefing Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “there will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future.”

Tedros said that while numerous countries, especially in Europe and Asia, have brought outbreaks under control, too many others are seeing virus trends move in the wrong direction.

Tedros also chastised political leaders for mixed messages about outbreaks that damage trust, without referring to any politicians by name.

Tedros called for countries to adopt a comprehensive strategy to curb the soaring caseloads in many countries, noting that about half of all the new cases are now coming from the Americas.

Still, Tedros said there was a roadmap out of the pandemic and that it's never too late to control its spread even in places with explosive transmission. 

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