‘No return to the old normal for the foreseeable future’, warns WHO Chief

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General (DG) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the coronavirus situation will get much worse and prospects of getting back to ‘the old normal’ is highly unlikely.

Addressing a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO Chief stated that the COVID-19 pandemic situation is expected to get more severe and worse effectively negating any and all prospects of getting back to normal life.

“There will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future,” he noted.

Furthermore, Mr Tedros highlighted the significance of achieving a sustainable and stable situation regarding the virus outbreak.

“We need to reach a sustainable situation where we do have adequate control of this virus without shutting down our lives entirely or lurching from lockdown to lockdown,” he added.

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However, the WHO Chief warned that the several nations have been showcasing upward COVID-19 graphs and that the pandemic is on track to get much worse.

He noted that many countries are headed in the wrong direction, and that if the basics are not followed, it is going to get worse and worse.

It is imperative to know that global coronavirus tally stands at 13 million cases, with 573,000 casualties across the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.