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The Latest: WHO Chief Sends Bleak Warning, Says Worst Of Outbreak Is Yet To Come

The warning comes at a time when many countries around the world have begun to ease restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that the “worst is yet ahead of us” in connection with the pandemic of the new coronavirus. The warning comes at a time when many countries around the world have begun to ease restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

He didn’t specify why he believed the pandemic, which has infected nearly 2.5 million people worldwide and killed over 166,000, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, could be even worse. However, some have already indicated a future spread of the infection in Africa, where health systems are less developed.

The WHO chief recalled that a century ago, the Spanish flu killed 100 million people worldwide.

“But now we have the technology, we can prevent that disaster, we can prevent that kind of crisis,” he said.

“Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us. Let’s prevent this tragedy. “It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”

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