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Le Matin – WHO: More than 160,000 cases of Covid-19 per day worldwide

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus every day worldwide has exceeded 160,000 in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday.

“For the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 per day. 60% of all Covid-19 cases reported so far have been reported in the past month,” said the WHO director-general. , Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference.

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 511,000 people worldwide since China officially reported the onset of the disease in December. More than 10.5 million cases have been identified, of which at least 5.3 million are now considered cured.

“We will never tire of saying that the best way out of this pandemic is to adopt a global approach,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, calling once again to respect the rules of distancing, to detect and isolate In this case, place their contacts in quarantine, and wear a mask when necessary.

We must “do everything”, he insisted, indicating that the countries which have adopted “this global approach” have succeeded in interrupting the transmission of the new coronavirus.

“One of the lessons from the pandemic is that whatever the situation of a country, it can be reversed. It is never too late,” he said.

In this regard, the head of WHO said that Italy and Spain, although facing a “discouraging situation” when they were at the epicenter of the pandemic in March, have managed to control the epidemic thanks to a “combination of leadership, humility, active participation of each member of society and the implementation of a global approach”.

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