Tedros said too many countries were now seeing an exponential increase in infections, “and that is now leading to hospitals and intensive care units running close or above capacity -- and we’re still only in October”.

The world is now at a crucial juncture within the Covid-19 pandemic and a few international locations are on a harmful path, dealing with the prospect of well being providers collapsing beneath the pressure, the top of the World Health Organization stated on Friday.

“We are at a critical juncture in the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in the Northern hemisphere,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a information convention. “The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a dangerous track.”

“We urge leaders to take immediate action, to prevent further unnecessary deaths, essential health services from collapsing and schools shutting again. As I said it in February and I’m repeating it today: This is not a drill.”

Tedros stated too many international locations have been now seeing an exponential improve in infections, “and that is now leading to hospitals and intensive care units running close or above capacity — and we’re still only in October”.

He stated international locations ought to take motion to restrict the unfold of the virus rapidly. Improving testing, tracing of contacts of these contaminated and isolation of these susceptible to spreading the virus would allow international locations to keep away from obligatory lockdowns.


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