The number of COVID-19 infected people in the world has exceeded one million. More than 50 thousand people died. This data is provided by the research center for systems science and engineering (CASE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).
Italy leads the sad list, with 13,915 people dying from the coronavirus, in Spain-just over 10,000, in France-4,032.
The head of WHO warned that the number of new cases continues to grow rapidly. As noted by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the spread of the coronavirus in the world has shown the unwillingness of countries to resist the pandemic.
— This virus, which was unknown three months ago, showed the weaknesses and imbalances of our health systems and societies, shortcomings in training, gaps in supply chains and other critical systems, – the head of the WHO said.
Tedros noted that it is necessary to “prepare health systems for a large number of cases,” continuing to provide the population with basic services in the field of medicine. In an environment where health systems are overloaded, the CEO warned, deaths from diseases that can be prevented with vaccines will “increase dramatically.”
He recalled the joint appeal by WHO, IMF, and the World Bank to ease the debt burden of developing countries to enable them to focus resources on the fight against coronavirus. He said governments should create ” social safety nets so that vulnerable people have food and necessities during the current crisis.”