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Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO head Tedros

FILE PHOTO: Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

GENEVA – The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day, World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

“Almost half of the cases reported were from the Americas,” he told a virtual briefing. “The world is in a new and dangerous phase … the virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.”


June 19, 2020

Reporting by Michael Shields and Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Josephine Mason and Andrew CawthorneOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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