It is clear that Covid-19 is far from being under control on a global scale. According to the latest report released on Monday July 13 by Agence France-Presse, the novel coronavirus killed at least 569,990 people in the world. Over 13 million cases have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories.
So, in the light of this dreadful report, the WHO once again sounds the alarm: “Let me blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction. The virus remains public enemy number one […]. If the basics aren’t followed, there is only one way this pandemic is going to go. It’s going to get worse and worse and worse” World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted in a new virtual briefing on July 13, 2020.
The institution’s director general also said that “Mixed messages from leaders are undermining the most critical ingredient of any response: trust.” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for the governments to clearly communicate with their people without forgetting to set up a global strategy to be able to end the virus spread. Populations are also encouraged to maintain barrier gestures.