Foreign Affairs
WHO warns that COVID-19 has not decreased

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of continued awareness so that the Coronavirus pandemic will not peak again. Dr David Nabarro, a Spokesperson for WHO, said that although lockdown measures have continued to be relaxed maximum attention is still needed by national authorities to prevent any further re-escalation. WHO warned that nobody should try and predict the end of the pandemic even if a vaccine is found because intensive work will still be necessary to control the spread of Coronavirus. WHO has announced it is to launch a Foundation to raise greater funds to strengthen public health. This appears to be a reaction to Donald Trump who said that unless WHO undergoes a complete reorganisation within 30 days the US will cease any further financial contributions to the organisation.

Meanwhile, in South Korea 200 schools had to be closed down after pandemic cases began to increase once more. With employees having returned to work in one company alone this week 82 persons were diagnosed as being infected. The company employs over 4,000 people who were all swabbed.

Brazil has announced a new record of 27,000 further infections with the pandemic’s epicentre appearing to have now spread to Latin America with Brazil the most affected. Russia has now also reported an increase of infections with Moscow continuing to increase the numbers of those infected while adjusting the pandemic death in April to have been 1,561 from the previously reported 639. Worldwide, Covid-19 cases are now almost 6,000,000 with a death toll of 360,000 and just under 2,000,000 recoveries.

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