World Will Reach One Million Cases and 50,000 Deaths in Coming Days

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for countries to implement comprehensive containment policies to prevent them from needing to change their guidelines every day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), expressed concern over the rapid global spread of the coronavirus. At a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the organization's chief said that the number of cases of the disease is expected to reach one million over the next few days, with 50,000 deaths.

"We have seen an almost exponential growth in the volume of new cases over the past five weeks, reaching virtually all countries, territories and areas," he said.

Tedros stressed that because it is the first coronavirus pandemic in history, the . . .

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