WHO Chief Notes That the Global Number of Coronavirus Cases Dropped

February 1, 2021

GENEVA — The director-general of the World Health Organization noted that for the third week in a row, the global number of coronavirus cases dropped — but warned that it was too soon for countries to release strict measures being employed to control the pandemic.

At a press briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the drop in cases “encouraging news,” saying it showed COVID-19 can be stopped with currently available tools.

“However, we have been here before,” Tedros warned. “… Governments opened up too quickly and individuals let down their guard only for the virus to come roaring back.”

He said that even as vaccines against COVID-19 are being rolled out, the same measures governments have employed for the past year are critical, especially with new variants of the virus.


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