The World Health Organization warns that in the near future it will not be possible to return to normal, as too many countries are preventing the coronavirus pandemic from stopping. WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus notes that if the public health guidelines are not followed, the crisis will become “worse and worse.”
After the WHO recorded 230,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the world on Sunday, the agency announced that the pandemic would only worsen if people did not adhere to the basics of social distance, handwashing, and wearing masks.
Gebreesus notes that countries that have broken out of lockouts are now experiencing a new surge in the virus because they do not follow proven methods to reduce risk. “I want to be frank with you: in the foreseeable future there will be no return to the“ old normal state. The virus remains the number one public enemy, but the actions of many governments and people are not adequate to this, ”he said.