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The world “is in a new and dangerous phase,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, said as record-high days of new cases swept the Americas.
Thursday marked 150,000 new cases, the highest in a single day, primarily found in the Americas but also recorded in South Asia and the Middle East.
“Exiting lockdowns must be done carefully, in a step-wise manner, and must be driven by the data,” Ghebreyesus said, adding that for areas that reopen too quickly, “chances are the virus will surprise you.”
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases, the highest in a single day, and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
“The world is in a new and dangerous phase,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general, told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva. “The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.”See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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