Coronavirus: take action to eradicate the transmission, advocates WHO

Coronavirus: agir pour éradiquer la transmission, prône l’OMS

Geneva | the director general of The world health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has directed on Monday to the governments and citizens to do everything possible to “eradicate” the transmission of Sars-Cov-2, to have contaminated twenty million people and caused 750 000 deaths in the world.

“This week we will have 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750 000 deaths. Behind these statistics, there is a lot of pain, suffering,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a press conference in line.

“Many of you are grieving; it is a difficult time for the world. But I want to be clear, there are buds of hope and (…) it is never too late to reverse the epidemic”. But for that, “leaders must mobilize for action, and citizens must adopt new measures,” he said.

“My message is clear: eradicate, eradicate, eradicate the virus. If we éradiquons effectively the virus, we will be able to open the companies of any security,” he insisted, passing through several countries, whose efforts have borne fruit.

“Some countries of the Mekong region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island States of the Caribbean and the Pacific have been able to eradicate the virus rapidly,”-he said.

New Zealand, which has passed in Sunday of the bar of the one hundred days without any new contamination, “is seen as an example worldwide,” he added.

He also praised “the progress of Rwanda” due, according to him, “a combination of strong leadership, of universal health coverage, health workers, well-supported and clear communication in public health”.

Finally, he praised the quick action of some european countries such as Britain, which has reinforced the containment of certain areas in the north of England, or France, which imposed the wearing of a mask outdoors in some of the spaces in busy Paris.

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