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UN WHO Chief: ‘Countries leaving the coronavirus unchecked are playing with fire’ (video)

“This is a dangerous virus which can attack every system in the body.”

CNBC
November 16, 2020

Surging coronavirus outbreaks in countries across Europe and the Americas are extremely concerning and are beginning to stress health-care systems to the breaking point, the World Health Organization’s top official said Monday. “There is no excuse for inaction. My message is very clear — Act fast, act now, act decisively,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s Geneva headquarters.

Surging coronavirus outbreaks in countries across Europe and the Americas are “extremely” worrying and beginning to stress health-care systems “to the breaking point,” the World Health Organization’s top official said Monday.

“This is a dangerous virus which can attack every system in the body. Those countries that are letting the virus run unchecked are playing with fire,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s Geneva headquarters.