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World Health Organization officers are holding a press conference on Monday to replace the public on the coronavirus outbreak that has contaminated greater than 67.1 million folks throughout the world.
Outbreaks in lots of international locations throughout the Northern hemisphere are rising extra extreme as colder climate units in, sending folks indoors the place the virus can unfold extra simply. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has additionally expressed concern over the “growing perception that the pandemic is over.”
Tedros mentioned that whereas the optimistic information round vaccine growth “gives us all a lift,” the public should proceed to stick to public well being steerage.
“We know it’s been a hard year and people are tired, but in hospitals that are running at, or over, capacity; it’s the hardest it can possibly be,” he mentioned Friday. “The pandemic still has a long a way to run and decisions made by leaders and citizens in the coming days will determine both the course of the virus in the short term, and when this pandemic will ultimately end.”