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World must be more prepared for next pandemic: WHO

By Rajan Nath -- September 08, 2020 8:09 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

While everyone is waiting for an end to the current coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic. Also, Tedros called on countries to invest in public health.

During a media briefing, the WHO Chief said that "This will not be the last pandemic...But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready, more ready than it was this time."

According to Reuters tally, over 27.19 million people have been reported to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus across the globe and 888,326​ have died to the contagion disease, since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva that "This will not be the last pandemic." He said that "History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready."

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Currently, the US is the worst-affected country in the world with 6,485,575 confirmed cases of the novel virus. India, recently, surpassed Brazil to become the second-worst affected country with COVID tally at 4,277,584 out of which, at the time of reporting, 72,816 have died while 3,321,420 have been recovered.

-PTC News

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