WHO chief says COVID-19 pandemic still accelerating

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The World Health Organization has said the novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating, and its effects will be felt for decades

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this which addressing an online conference on Monday.

“The pandemic is still accelerating,” told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

“We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an economic crisis, a social crisis and in many countries a political crisis.”

“Its effects will be felt for decades to come.”

Worldwide, at least 8.9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus.

At least 4.4 million have recovered, while more than 467,000 people have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.


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Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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