Five months ago, the world did not know the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The disease arose suddenly, and in a short period covered almost the entire globe. With each passing day, people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 are becoming more and more, the number of dead patients is constantly increasing. Currently, the virus is present in almost all corners of the globe.
Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhan Ghebreesus said that soon the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus will exceed one million. He noted that three months have passed since the start of the pandemic on Earth, and experts are concerned about the global spread of the infection.
Over the past five weeks, the growth of newly infected people has been catastrophic. Viral infection has spread to almost all countries. The number of deaths over the past week has doubled. By the time the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reaches one million, the number of deaths will be 50 thousand.
WHO has asked governments of world powers to support developing countries in Africa, Central and South America. For these countries, it is important not only to prevent the spread of the virus but also to prevent the economic, social and political crisis. WHO today recommends that all countries in the world take social protection measures for vulnerable groups.
One illustrative example is India. There, the government allocated $ 24 billion to organize social support measures. People who are in quarantine receive free food packages, they are provided with free gas for three months for domestic needs.