UN: The coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned, as the death toll from the virus surpassed half a million.
“We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives,” Ghebreyesus said.
“But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over,” he said, adding that “although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up.”
In another grim milestone, the number of infections recorded worldwide topped 10 million, while some authorities reimposed lockdown measures that have crippled the economies worldwide.