The number of daily coronavirus cases has been surging beyond 160,000 in the past week, the World Health Organization, WHO has said.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief revealed this in a recent virtual briefing.
According to him, more than half of all cases recorded since the novel coronavirus first emerged in China late last year were registered last month alone.
He added that taking a comprehensive approach is the best way to tackle the pandemic all across the globe.
His words, “For the past week, the number of the new cases has exceeded 160,000 on every single day,”
“60 percent of all cases so far have been reported just in the past month.”
“Find, isolate, test and care for every case, trace and quarantine every contact, equip and train health workers and educate and empower communities to protect themselves and others,”
“Not testing alone. Not physical distancing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not masks alone. Do it all.” Countries that have implemented a wide range of measures, including contact tracing, isolation, physical distancing and mask wearing “have suppressed transmission and saved lives.”