The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that the “worst is yet ahead us.”
“Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from WHO headquarters in Geneva. “Let’s prevent this tragedy. It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”
Adding that the global community has to take on the virus as a “common enemy for humanity”, he further said, “Please let’s consider those who are dying as individuals, they are not numbers or figures.”
Some Asian and European governments have gradually eased or started relaxing “lockdown” measures like quarantines, school and business closures and restrictions on public gatherings, citing a decline in the growth of Covid-19 cases and deaths.
There are more than 2.4 million cases worldwide and over 170,000 deaths. More than 647,000 have recovered from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.