Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Chief criticizes that some countries are not doing enough to curb the coronavius infection!

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , WHO Chief is not happy at the action taken by some governments towards control of coronavirus cases. As a result of this improper and inadequate action, the corona pandemic in these countries is only worsening with time. Tedros stated that many countries of the world are heading in the wrong direction. This has led to a surge in the number of cases worldwide.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  and his criticism

The Chief of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  did not mince words when he bluntly and candidly stated that many countries in the world are moving towards the wrong direction. He added that they are not doing enough to curb the infection from spreading. He was talking at a briefing held in Geneva this Monday 13 July 2020.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus [Source: WHO]
The Head of WHO said that if certain governments do not start taking decisive steps to curtail the spread, the disease would only get worse and worse. At the present time, cases of coronavirus are dangerously rising in the USA, Brazil, India, and Russia. These top the world in the number of cases of COVID-19 as well. Tedros wants these countries to implement proven measures to reduce the risk of spread to others.

Tedros and his opinion

The WHO Chief was unhappy with the continuous rise in cases worldwide. He said:

“Let me blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction,”

WHO [Source: CGTN News]
Tedros added:

“The virus remains public enemy number one, but the actions of many governments and people do not reflect this.”

Furthermore, the Director-General of WHO stated that the world leaders are relaying mixed messages. This was confusing their citizens and undermining public trust. This was aiding the disease spread. Tedros did not mention the names of these countries and leaders but everyone are aware of whom he was pointing to. Tedros warned:

“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.”

Coronavirus and the current world situation

The deadly virus is continuing to surge in the world. It is showing no evidence of ebbing. In fact in many places there has been a second rise after some period of quietness. This has forced the governments to re-implement the lockdown for the second time much to the dissatisfaction of the citizens.

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The coronavirus cases in the world has hit the figure of 13.1 million. There has been until now 572k deaths worldwide. United States of American has the highest number of cases and the affected people there number 3.43 million with 138k dying due to it. Brazil ranks second with 1.88 million cases and 72833 deaths.

World coronavirus status [Source: Development Aid]
India overtook Russia in the number of cases a few days back and has 907k affected people with 23727 deaths until now. It will soon touch the mark of 1 million cases. Russia has 740k cases and 11614 deaths.