Kindly Share This Story:The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is encouraged by data from China showing a decline in new confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying there is no time for complacency. Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, at a media briefing on COVID-19 on Wednesday, stressed the existence of a window of opportunity for the world to contain the outbreak. Ghebreyesus urged the international communities to leverage the opportunity, adding that the number of COVID-19 cases in the rest of the world was less than that of China. “But that may not stay the same for long; the window of opportunity we have may close, so we need to use the window of opportunity we have to hammer the outbreak in every country,” he said. READ ALSO: Covid-19 infections drop as China reverts diagnostic guidelines Giving an update on the outbreak, Ghebreyesus said that as of 6.00 a.m Geneva time on Feb. 20, China had reported 74, 675 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2,121 deaths. “The data from China continue to show a decline in new confirmed cases. Once again, we’re encouraged by this trend, but this is no time for complacency,” he said. According to him, outside China,… Read full this story
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