The threat of a coronavirus pandemic has become very real. But this will be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the organization’s website, announced this on March 9.
More than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 100 countries.
— The threat of a pandemic has become very real. But this will be the first pandemic in history that can be controlled,” — said the head of WHO.
Ghebreyesus noted that “we are not at the mercy of this virus.” He recalled that the majority of those infected are recovering: “Of the 80,000 registered cases in China, more than 70 percent recovered and were discharged.” Ghebreyesus also noted that 93 percent of coronavirus cases occur in four countries.
In his opinion, China is controlling the epidemic, there is a decrease in the number of new cases in South Korea, and the measures taken by Italy to contain the epidemic in the coming days should give results.
According to who, the disease has spread to more than 100 countries. The total number of registered cases is almost 107 thousand, and 3,639 people died. Italy ranked first in the world in mortality from coronavirus (4.96%). The second place is in the United States (4.03%). China is third (3.83%), and Iran is fourth (2.96%). South Korea has the fewest fatalities, with 0.68% of cases dying. Earlier, the head of the special Commission to combat the epidemic of the state Committee for Health Affairs of China said that the COVID-19 epidemic would continue in countries around the world until at least June this year.