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By Vinershea | Apr 21, 2020 12:38 PM

As the deadly coronavirus infects nearly 2.5 million people and killed more than 1,67,000 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is still ahead of us.

who chief warns coronavirus pandemic worst is yet ahead of us

During a recent press briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us. Let’s prevent this tragedy. It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.” 

Tedros's hard hitting comments comes days after US President Donald Trump had ordered to halt the funding to WHO, citing missteps in how the organization dealt with the pandemic. Also after few Asian and European governments gradually relaxed “lockdown” measures after citing a decline in the growth of COVID-19 case, WHO are worried for such matters. 

During the briefing, Tedros further urged global solidarity and national unity in order to continue fighting the virus and put a stop on death count. He said, "the global community has to take the virus on as a common enemy for humanity in order to defy it. Please let's consider those who are dying as individuals, they are not numbers or figures. Even one life is precious,” Tedros said. 

Further giving his insight over the matter, WHO chief said the novel coronavirus is a “dangerous combination,” when compared to the 1918 influenza outbreak. “This is happening in a hundred years for the first time again, like the 1918 flu that killed up to 100 million people. But now we have technology, we can prevent that disaster, we can prevent that kind of crisis.”  

As per recent updates and reports, the pandemic has infected nearly 2.5 million people and killed more than 167,000 across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University stats.

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