Pandemic: WHO considers “still possible to bring the situation under control”

(Geneva) The World Health Organization assured Friday that it was still possible to bring the epidemic of COVID – 19 under control, even if the number of cases has “more than doubled in the past six weeks”.

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“There are many examples around the world that have shown that even if the epidemic is very intense, it can still be brought under control,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom told the media. Ghebreyesus, citing the cases of Spain, Italy and South Korea.

“Only aggressive action combined with national unity and global solidarity can reverse the trajectory of the pandemic,” he warned.

The head of the WHO once again stressed the importance of detecting, tracing cases and isolating patients “to break the chains of transmission”.

The pandemic of the new coronavirus caused more than 555 00 0 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in late December, according to a report by AFP from official sources.

Over 12 million cases have been officially diagnosed, of which at least 6.5 million are now considered cured.

But as deconfinement continues in many countries, fears of a new wave are growing.

In case of reappearance of cases, we must “act quickly”, insisted Maria Van Kerkhove, a WHO official in charge of the COVID file – 19.

Michael Ryan, another WHO official, also called on the authorities “to quickly find the outbreaks of infection” in order to avoid the containment of entire countries.