WHO Says Coronavirus Epidemic Accelerating

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WHO Says Coronavirus Epidemic Accelerating

The World Health Organization said COVID-19 pandemic is still accelerating and the global peak still to come.

The World Health Organization on Tuesday stressed that some 400,000 new coronavirus cases were registered over the weekend, saying that the new pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down.

"The outbreak is accelerating and we've clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference.

WHO also approved that there was "emerging evidence" on airborne transmission of the new coronavirus, after an international group of researchers confirmed that the virus could spread far beyond two meters.

"We acknowledge that there is emerging evidence in this field... therefore we believe that we have to be open to this evidence and understand its implications," the WHO's Professor Benedetta Allegranzi said to a virtual press briefing.

Source: Kataeb.org