While the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking a ray of hope in combatting it, the WHO had a warning for the world that would probably fret most nations.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO, in a recent summit at Geneva headquarters told the reporters that the world still has to witness more of destruction caused by this deadly virus as the situation right now isn’t all for the show. He alluded that in future, things might get murkier.

With reference to some of the countries, he said that cases are doubling every 3 to 4 days. However, while COVID-19 accelerates very fast, it decelerates much more slowly. In other words, the way down is much slower than the way up. That means, control measures must be lifted slowly with control and thus lifting lockdowns all at once should be strictly avoided.
Tedros also implied to the so-called Spanish flu in 1918 as a reference for the coronavirus outbreak. “ It has a very dangerous combination and this is happening in hundred years for the first time WHO again, like the 1918 flu that killed up to 100 million people”, he said. And was thankful for technology to exist which can potentially help find a cure to this deadly disease and prevent further spread too.


The current scenario of this pandemic stands with 177,826 deaths worldwide as of today. With India’s death rate of 645 deaths and 19,984 active cases.

“Trust us, the worst is yet ahead of us”, Tedros WHO said. “Let’s prevent this tragedy. It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand”. With this, Tedros, a microbiologist and once Ethiopia’s Health Minister, has called for unity to which he says is slated to get worse.

Therefore, relieving states from restrictions already can lead to a “deadly resurgence of the virus”. In addition to this, the rise in a number of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients is another major concern for nations. States lifting lockdowns WHO should not inadvertently give out relaxations and instead should be cautious of the forthcoming issues beforehand.

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