The head of the World Health Organization is warning that the coronavirus pandemic “is still accelerating” around the globe.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director-general, noted Monday that 1 million cases of the virus had been reported in just the last eight days alone.
It took the world three months to see its first 1 million infections, Tedros said during a videoconference for the Dubai-based World Government Summit.
Ghebreyesus also warned against the “politicization” of the pandemic.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide is approaching 9 million, with more than 468,000 deaths. Worldwide, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing.
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