April 20 WHO held a regular briefing on Coronavirus pandemic on April 19, local time, WHO Director-General Tedros said that if the necessary resources are distributed fairly, the world has a way to control the outbreak of new corona pneumonia in the coming months.
“If the necessary resources are distributed fairly, the world can control the pandemic in a few months,” Tedros said at the launch, according to Singapore’s Straits Times. He pointed to the uneven distribution of Coronavirus vaccines around the world, saying that a quarter of people in high-income countries are now vaccinated, compared with just one in every 500 in poorer countries.
In addition, Tedros expressed concern that the outbreak was spreading at an “alarming rate” among people aged 25-50, which he believed could be caused by the spread of the mutated new coronavirus strain and the social gathering of young people.
Tedros also noted that more than 5.2 million new confirmed cases of Coronavirus were reported worldwide last week, the highest number of new cases in a single week since the outbreak, and has risen for eight consecutive weeks.
The number of new deaths rose for the fifth week in a row. “It took nine months for the cumulative number of Coronavirus deaths worldwide to reach 1 million, four months to increase from 1 million to 2 million, and just three months to increase from 2 million to 3 million.” He said.