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WHO warns the world ‘this is not a drill’ as coronavirus outbreak deepens

by LLB Reporter
6th Mar 20 12:33 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned governments around the world that the continued spread of coronavirus “is not a drill.”

The world has now surpassed the 100,000 milestone of global infections of the virus, Ghebreyesus said that public health authorities globally can contain and combat coronavirus.

The WHO chief further warned governments that significant action is required if authorities are to contain the global coronavirus outbreak.

Ghebreyesus said, “This is not a drill. This is not the time to give up. This is not a time for excuses. This is a time for pulling out all the stops. Countries have been planning for scenarios like this for decades. Now is the time to act on those plans.

“This epidemic can be pushed back, but only with a collective, coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government.”

The deadly virus has spread to more than 80 countries out of 195 in the world and health experts have warned newly emergent clusters in Europe will accelerate the speed of infections.

On Friday morning, the UK’s chief scientific advisor to the government, Sir Patrick Vallance gave a stark warning that coronavirus has “a higher death rate than flu.”

Sir Patrick further warned the British government are “looking at” isolating entire households to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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