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Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

AFP
Published Jun 22, 2020, 4:23 pm IST
Updated Jun 22, 2020, 4:23 pm IST
We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an economic crisis
A Yemeni doctor wearing protective suit treats a covid patient at a quarantine facilitiy in the city of Taez. AFP photo
 A Yemeni doctor wearing protective suit treats a covid patient at a quarantine facilitiy in the city of Taez. AFP photo

Dubai: The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization's director-general told an online conference on Monday.

"The pandemic is still accelerating," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

 

"We know that the pandemic is much more than a health crisis, it is an economic crisis, a social crisis and in many countries a political crisis. Its effects will be felt for decades to come."

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