The pandemic caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization said on Monday, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded. Emer McCarthy reports.
The World Health Organization is calling for global political commitment to change the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic, urging countries to take both defensive and attacking measures.
“More than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 have been now been reported to WHO. from almost every country in the world. That’s heart breaking. The pandemic is accelerating. It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases. Eleven days for the second hundred thousand cases and just four days for the third hundred thousand cases,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
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