COVID-19 Cases Will Touch 100 Million Mark Worldwide This Week: WHO Chief

Geneva: The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is expected to reach 100 million within this week, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

“A year back on this day, fewer than 1,500 cases of COVID-19 had been reported to WHO, including just 23 cases outside China. This week, we expect to reach 100 million reported cases,” Tedros said at a WHO press briefing on Monday.

“Numbers can make us numb to what they represent: every death is someone`s parent, someone`s partner, someone`s child, someone`s friend,” he was quoted as saying in by ZeeNews. He called for vaccination of health workers and older people to be underway in all countries within the first 100 days of 2021, Xinhua news agency reported.

He also quoted two latest reports to show that without equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, the world would have to face not only a catastrophic moral failure but also an economic failure.

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