Director-General of the World Health Organisation WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the killer bug, novel Convid-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe.
At a news conference in Geneva, Ghebreyesus said more than 350,000 cases had been confirmed around the world, he also called for cooperation from the world’s wealthiest nations to fight the deadly pandemic.
“The pandemic is accelerating,” ” Tedros said. “We need to attack the virus with aggressive and targeted tactics.”
About 16,0313 people have died worldwide, including at least 504 in the United States.
Tedros added that it took 67 days to confirm the first hundred thousand cases, 11 days to confirm the second hundred thousand cases and just four days to confirm the third hundred thousand cases.
He urged the world’s wealthiest nations on the needs to work as a team in order to contain the virus, a comment that seemed aimed at a growing feud between the United States and China.
The US and China has since engaged in a war of words with President Trump resorting to blame China for the spread of the virus, while Chinese officials has repeatedly lashed back, spreading baseless and unfounded rumors about the United States.