The WHO chief warned that the coronavirus crisis could become worse, worse and worse

The WHO chief warned that the coronavirus crisis could become worse, worse and worse
The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there will not be a return to normal any time soon as many countries have been sabotaging their response to the coronavirus. If the public health guidelines are not followed, the crisis will become "worse, worse and worse," said WHO Director Tidros Adhanum Gebresos.

After a daily record of 230,000 new cases of COVID-19 to the World Health Organization on Sunday, the United Nations Health Agency said the epidemic would only get worse if people stick to the basics of physical removal, hand-washing and wearing masks.

Tedros warned that countries that were making their way out of the closures are now seeing a re-emergence of the virus because they have not followed proven methods to reduce risks.

"I want to be with you directly: there will be no return to the" old normal "in the foreseeable future," Tedros said at a virtual news conference.

"Let me state: Many countries are going in the wrong direction.

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

He said that mixed messages from leaders undermine confidence.

He said that if governments do not launch a comprehensive strategy to suppress the transmission of the virus, and if the population does not follow basic principles of public health, "there is only one way to epidemic."

"It will get worse, worse and worse."

A toll from official sources compiled by Agence France-Presse reported that the new coronavirus has killed about 570,000 people and infected more than 12.9 million since the disease appeared in China last December.

"Although the number of daily deaths is still relatively stable, there is much to worry about," Tidros said.

He said that there are four scenarios circulating around the world.

They were: countries that were on alert and avoided major disease outbreaks, those that had a large outbreak under control, those that eased restrictions but now reversible, and those that are in an intensive transition.

Tidros said the virus's epidemic is still in the Americas.

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